Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Hospitour: Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Innovation, a scientific journal of Universitas Pelita Harapan's School of Hosptiality & Tourism, began publishing online in 2021. It is published two times a year, in April and October.

The journal aims to disseminate research and ideas related to innovations in the fields of hospitality and tourism. 

The journal's focus is on Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Development.  Topics in Hospitour include the following:  1) Destination Tourism (its potential, development, carrying capacity, markets, institutions, etc.); 2)  the Hospitality Industry (hotels, restaurants, gastronomy, and culinary); 3) Travel (patterns of travel, virtual tours, etc.); 4) MICE and Event Management; 5) Service Management (service quality, expectations, satisfaction, providers); 6) Tourism Media; 7) Hospitality & Tourism Education; and, 8) Tourism related aspects (economy, social, cultural, impact, etc.).

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted will go through the evaluation process with a system of double-blind peer review by reviewers selected by the Editorial Board with at least one of whom is a member of the Editorial Board. Reviewers are appointed under consideration of expertise and suitability to the subject. Results of the evaluation will be communicated within 2-3 months. On the basis of reviewers’ comments and recommendations, the Editorial Board will decide whether the manuscript is accepted without revision, accepted with revisions required, or rejected. The revised manuscript should be returned to the Editorial Board within a predetermined time

 

Publication Frequency

This journal publishes twice a year in April and October.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  This access is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Author Fees and Publication Charges Policy

This journal does not charge any author processing fees or article submission fees. There are no costs that the author is required to pay.

 

Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites and institutional or funder repositories after publication. The final published PDF version should be used and bibliographic details that credit the publication in this journal should be included.

 

Competing Interest Policy

A competing interest is anything that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of research or non-research articles" (with acknowledgement and thanks to PLoS).

Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Competing interests can arise in relationship to an organization or another person.

Declaring all potential competing interests is a requirement and is integral to the transparent reporting of research.

1) Authors must declare all relevant competing interests for consideration during the review process.

2) Editors (professional or academic, paid or unpaid) and reviewers must declare their own competing interests and if necessary recuse themselves from involvement in the assessment of a paper.

3) Anyone who comments on or rates published papers in DeReMa must declare their competing interests at the time of posting their comments and/or rating.

 

Complaints Policy

Complaints should be sent via e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief at diena.lemy@uph.edu.  In your complaint, please clearly describe the nature, circumstances, and subject of the complaint.  All complaints will be addressed promptly following the best practice in the ethics of scholarly journal publishing.

 

Copyright Policy

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike International License (CC-BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

 

Ethics and Misconduct Policy

Hospitour and its editors will take reasonable "steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others." In no case shall DeReMa or its editors "encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place." In the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article, we will follow COPE's Guidelines for dealing with allegations. [With acknowledgement and thanks to DOAJ.]

 

Indexing and Abstracting

Hospitour is indexed and abstracted by the following services:

 

 

 

Memberships

UPH and Hospitour are registered with the following organizations:

 

 

 

 

Plagiarism Policy

As already stated in the above Ethics and Misconduct Policy, Hospitour and its editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where plagiarism has occurred. Editors and reviewers will use either Turnitin.com or free plagiarism screening tools such as the below to assist in this. 

In no case shall Hospitour or its editors "encourage such misconduct, or knowling allow such misconduct to take place." In the event that we are made aware of any allegation of plagiarism relating to a published article, we will follow COPE's Guidelines for dealing with allegations. [With acknowledgement and thanks to DOAJ.]