Guidelines for Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts must be written in UK English. They should be double-spaced and typed in A4 size, with one-inch margin on the right, left, top and bottom, respectively. Font type is Times New Roman with a font size of 12points. The major divisions of the paper must be represented by headings or sub-headings in bold typefaces. Authors are encouraged to use editing services to ensure that grammatical errors are corrected. Submission of articles is via our online platform.

The cover page of articles comprises: (a) the title (capitalizing each word), (b) first name and surname of the author(s), (c) institutional affiliation of each author, (d) postal and email addresses of the authors indicating also the corresponding author to facilitate anonymous reviews by independent assessors.

The first page contains: (a) an abstract of not more than 200 words and (b) keywords (not more than six) to facilitate the production of an annual subject index. The text, delineated in headings and subheadings, follows thereafter.

Tables, charts, figures, and plates (if used for illustrations) should be numbered sequentially. These must appear within the text and also cited appropriately. Tables and charts should be used interchangeably and the same data should not be repeated in either of them. The titles of tables are to be found on top, while those of the charts, figures, and plates appear below. These must be of high-quality resolution. Abbreviations can be used, but after the full names have been written.

The contributions of each author to the study, and possible conflict of interests and ethical issues should come before the references. The references must be in APA format, with the authors’ names set out in alphabetical order at the end of the article. In the text of the article, references are by the author’s surname, year of publication and page number for direct quotation.

Page proofs of articles accepted for publication will be sent to the authors for correction. Timely return of corrected proofs is vital. Hence, contributors are discouraged at this stage from embarking on extensive changes that will probably delay the article.

Research Articles should be between 4,000 to 6,000, with an abstract of 200 words max, 30 references max, 4 to 5 tables and/or figures and plates as the case may be.  Research articles are generally structured as follows: Abstract and keywords, Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations, References.

Review articles should be between 3,500 to 4,000 words, with an abstract of 180 to 200 words. They should capture the recent developments in the fields of interest, explore the need gaps and show why the current study is of vital importance. The introduction should generally address the problem and aims of the research, buttressing the former with existing literature. Subsequent sections should address the issues using headings.  A maximum of 5 figures and/or plates can be used for illustration, if necessary. References should be between 25 and 40.

Research note detailing the preliminary findings of an ongoing research is also welcome. This should not exceed 3000 words.

Book Reviews that fall within the purview of Journal of Tourism and Heritage Studies (JTHS) are accepted for publication. They do not require abstract of any kind, but must be critical analyses of current and reputable book(s). Only one book review may appear in a volume of the journal.

Peer Review

Articles submitted to JTHS are subjected to double-blind peer review. Every submission is first screened by the Editorial Board of the journal for conformity with journal processes and standards. Thereafter, articles that fall short of the requirements are declined, while those that meet the requirements are sent to a maximum of three reviewers via our online platform. Reviewers are selected from experts in the areas of interest and who have agreed to assess the article(s) in questions. They are generally given three weeks to return their assessments, but this could be extended. If reviewers request for a revision of an article, the author is promptly communicated to address them. Recommendations from two reviewers guide editorial decisions as to whether or not to accept an article for publication. Finally, all accepted articles are edited, formatted and published after author(s) have completed and signed the copyright transfer agreement form.

Copyright Transfer Agreement copyright contract form

Privacy Policy

JTHS places a high premium on the privacy of the users of our site. Thus, while articles are published for public consumption, we will not disclose personal email addresses of authors, or send e-mail addresses for commercial use or send unsolicited e-mail to authors, unless it is in connection with the paper for publication. However, JTHS may disclose personal information of members if it is required by law, if it is believed that such disclosure is in tandem with legal processes that protect the rights, property or safety of JTHS, employees or members or in response to claims.

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to:

The Editor,
Journal of Tourism and Heritage Studies, 
Room 126, Wing B, Faculty of Arts,
University of Nigeria,

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