Author's Guidelines

Authors should submit their papers in the correct format and meet all of the stated requirements to avoid unnecessary delays in the publication process. The paper will then enter the review process. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject or return a manuscript which is not prepared according to the stated guidelines.

Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted online through or email to the journal at
To make a successful submission, the following information should be provided:

  1. Full paper (without the author's personal information, to facilitate the blind review process).
  2. A separate title page with the full title of paper, author's affiliation, email address and institutional address.
  3. Short author profile (up to 100 words).
  4. Abstract (300-500 words).
  5. Keywords (up to six keywords).

Peer-Review Process

AJTR utilizes a double-blind academic review process. Every submitted paper, if considered appropriate, will go through a review process involving two or more reviewers. The number of reviewers is at the judgement of the Editor-in-Chief in consultation with an Associate Editor. The review process may take around six weeks. Delays should be allowed for as the independent reviewers often have their own work commitments.

The revised paper, when re-submitted by the author(s) to the Editor-in-Chief, will again be evaluated to ensure that all issues raised by the reviewers have been addressed. If deemed necessary, the revised paper will be forwarded to the reviewers for another reading. When all parties are satisfied, the author(s) will be notified that their paper has gone through the review process and is now accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the journal.

Preparation of Paper

Text Preparation

Authors can submit papers between 6,000 to 10,000 words (equivalent to 10-25 A4-sized pages) in MS Word, with Times New Roman font, size 12. The paper should be written in US English and follow the format of AJTR's referencing system which is adapted from the Harvard Referencing Style. A paper submitted to AJTR must be original, having not been previously published and or submitted to other journals.


There should be a maximum of three authors in one paper.


The title should be concise and informative enough to facilitate information retrieval. Abbreviations should be avoided in a title.


The abstract should be up to 500 (minimum 300) words in length. The abstract should give a clear, concise and informative summary with scope and purpose, significant results and major conclusions of the research, as well as an indication of any new findings which can be understood without reading the full paper.


Keywords are used to facilitate the recovery of papers. Avoid using general terms and provide up to six specific keywords which relate to the paper's context.


An Acknowledgement provides an opportunity for the author to express appreciation to the individuals and institutions involved in the research and the preparation of the paper. The Acknowledgement should include the source of funding, and the name(s) of the funding agency/agencies. A funding acknowledgment can be written in the following format:

This work was supported by the Research Administration Center, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.


Endnotes must be used rather than footnotes. They must be numbered serially in the text and inserted at the end of the paper, before the References section. Endnotes should be concise. They should not include full bibliographical references - these must be inserted in the References section

Ancillary Materials (Illustrations, Tables, Photographs)

All the ancillary materials (e.g. tables, maps, diagrams, photographs etc.) must come with appropriate captions. Each author is responsible for acquiring the copyrights of these materials. If the copyright is held by the author(s), then this should be indicated in the caption.

Illustrations should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher in pixel size.
  • Sized to fit on page with measurement of 15.2 cm (5 in) x 21.5 cm (7.5 in).
  • JPEG, TIFF or EPS format only.

Without official copyright permission, illustrations will not be included if the paper is accepted for publication.

Tables must be prepared using MS Word or MS Excel, and fully editable with the same software. Additionally, authors should not provide the tables in tab-delimited form. Proper rows and columns must be constructed, with data inserted using a minimum font size of 8 pts.

A table's width must not exceed 12.6 cm. Authors are responsible for the necessary re-organization and re-structuring of tables whenever they exceed 12.6 cm.


References in text

Manuscripts should adhere to the AJTR house style, which is adapted from Harvard Referencing Style. References should be placed in the text as "Author-Year-Page(s)" and complete references placed at the end of the paper in the section entitled 'References'.

Examples: (Rowley 2002), (Flyvberg 2006, p. 230) and (Furguson, Dahles, and Prabawa 2017, p. 173-174)

References with four or more authors should be included in-text as et al. (eg. Cheer et al. 2017) but should appear in the Reference list in full.

List of references at the end of the paper

Every reference cited in the text must be listed in the References section, and vice versa, complete with the name(s) of the author(s), year of publication and publication medium (journal, book, newspaper, etc.). Examples are given below:


Single author

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. City: Publisher, Pages Used.


Bourdieu, P. (1977). Outline of a Theory of Practice. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 16-19.

Multiple authors

Author Surname, Author Initial., 2nd Author Surname, 2nd Author initial. and 3rd author surname, 3rd Author initial. (Year Published). Title. City: Publisher, Pages Used.


Hall, M., Prayag, G. and Amore, A. (2018). Tourism and Resilience: Individual, Organizational and Destination Perspectives. Bristol: Channel View Publications, pp. 1-4.

Edited Book

Author Surname, Author Initial. ed. (Year Published). Title. ed. City: Publisher, Pages Used.


Smith, V. L. ed. (1989). Hosts and Guests: The Anthropology of Tourism, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 4-5.

Porananond, P. and King, V.T. eds. (2014). Rethinking Asian Tourism: Culture, Encounters and Local Response. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 146-164.

Hitchcock, M., King, V.T. and Parnwell, M.J.G. eds. (1993). Tourism in South-East Asia. London, Routledge, pp. 20-45.

Chapter in a book:

Chapter Author(s). Year. Title of chapter. In: Book Editor ed/eds., Book title. Place: Publisher, chapter page numbers.


Graburn, N. (2015). Ethnic tourism in rural China: cultural and economic 'development'? In: A. Diekmn and M. Smith, eds., Ethnic and Minority Communities as Tourist Attractions. Bristol: Channel View, pp. 176-197.


Journal articles

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title, Volume number(Issue number), Pages Used.


Cohen, E. (2008). Southeast Asian Ethnic Tourism in a Changing World. Asian Anthropology, 7(1), pp. 25-56.


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Level. Institution Name.


Kruse, W. H. (2003). Selling Wild Borneo: Iban Longhouse Tourism in Sarawak. PhD dissertation, Australian National University.

Online sources

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. [online] Available at: http://Website URL [Accessed Date Accessed].


The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) (2015). Travel and Tourism. Economic Impact (2015): Brunei [online]. Available at: http:// [Accessed 15 Janurary 2016].


Proofs, prior to final publication, will be sent to their corresponding authors via email, in PDF format. It is therefore essential that all submissions contain the correct and current e-mail address of the corresponding author. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked immediately for typographical errors and returned as instructed in the proof e-mail.

AJTR does not request any monetary payment from contributors and at the same time does not provide off prints of papers. Authors can download their papers directly from the AJTR website.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

Upon acceptance of an article, authors are asked to submit the Copyright Transfer Agreement form to the journal. This transfer is to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of information. A blank Copyright Transfer Agreement form can be obtained from the journal's website. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the owners of the copyright, and acknowledge the source(s) in the paper.


For further inquiries, please contact:
Editorial Office
Asian Journal of Tourism Research
c/o: Centre for Asian Tourism Research
Research Administration Center
Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0)53-943602
Fax: +66 (0)53-943600