The Evaluation of Tourism Journals: A Quality Model

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The arrival of electronic journals and the general increase in tourism journals makes it more complicated for researchers in their academic field to choose among the plethora of outlets. In the consumer behavior theory the consumption decision of the consumer is the focus of research. In the academic setting, this consumption decision concerns determining the best journal to publish in. Besides the many existing studies carried out to rank and rate a list of tourism journals according to predefined criteria, this article reports the development of an objective model to assess journal quality. The use of expert perception and opinion as a proxy for journal quality has been an established practice in many research fields and was therefore applied in the survey. The purpose of the article is to provide a quality model that can help researchers formulate their own perception of a scholarly journal.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: July 1, 2007

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  • The aim of Tourism Analysis is to promote a forum for practitioners and academicians in the fields of Leisure, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality (LRTH). As a interdisciplinary journal, it is an appropriate outlet for articles, research notes, and computer software packages designed to be of interest, concern, and of applied value to its audience of professionals, scholars, and students of LRTH programs the world over.
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