EDITORIAL POLICIES EASTERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

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Peer to peer review policy

The following types of contribution to EAJHLT are peer-reviewed: Articles, Letters, Brief Communications, Matters Arising, Technical Reports, Analysis, Resources, Reviews, Perspectives, and Insight articles. Correspondence and all forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors.


The editors will follow this framework in deciding which papers are within the journal scopes. Some authors may not be aware of this framework, so it is well elaborated below.

1. All papers must present a new idea or a new contribution to tourism and hospitality

2. Papers that apply a study to a new case study will not be published as research articles.

3. Unique case studies can be published as a short communication (a few pages only) but are more appropriate for specialty or national/regional journals.

4. Should bring new knowledge and should emphasize the implications of the results.

5. There is rapid rise in the need for integrated socio-ecological models which fall within the

6. New results in tourism theory are welcome, but the authors must emphasize the paper novelty.

7. The papers must present how the paper expands our knowledge and if possible, how we can utilize this new knowledge in tourism or in our general understanding of tourism and hospitality.

8. New controversial results are also welcome. We do not have in the journal an editorial policy to reject papers that are not in accordance with orthodox theories. On the contrary, we encourage new ideas even if they are controversial because that will inevitably lead to new scientific results. In this context, you have the possibility to publish a letter to the editor, which can be used to start a discussion among the readers on new but still not fully accepted ideas.

9. This refined editorial policy is encapsulated in the following short questions, which are applied during the review process:

a. Does the paper focus on tourism, hospitality, or related areas?

b. Are the results original and novel?

c. Does the paper clearly emphasize the scientific progress compared with existing literature?

d. Are the results based on observations?

e. Is the tourism component sufficiently strong?

All five questions must be answered by "yes" for a paper to be considered for publication. Papers not meeting these standards will be rejected by the handling editor prior to external peer review. In addition to these five questions about the content of the paper, the following questions focus on the presentation of the results:

a. Has the paper been presented by a proper format?

b. Has the paper been presented in such details that the reader is able to follow?

c. Are all relevant references included?

d. Does the discussion focus on the scientific progress?

e. Is the paper well written and the English language presentation clear?