Calls for papers


International Journal of Tourism Anthropology
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology


Special Issue on: "Tourism and Community: Development, Relationship, Impacts and Management"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Ming Ming Su, Renmin University of China, P. R. China

Destination communities are commonly among the most affected but the least empowered among tourism stakeholders. The relationship between tourism and communities is multi-dimensional, encompassing economic, social, cultural, ecological and political forces. It is believed that community participation in tourism can ensure community benefits, empower the locals and promote community development. Thus, the need for community participation in tourism is well-recognised. Proper planning and management are needed to facilitate the sustainable development of both tourism and the community.

This special issue invites papers on issues concerning tourism and community. Both empirical and conceptual studies are welcome.

The issue will be international in scope and a wide variety of papers involving theoretical research, empirical research, case research and analytical models focusing on the key issues of the theme of the issue will be considered for publication.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Relationships between tourism and community
  • Tourism impacts on destination communities
  • Community participation in tourism in different societal contexts
  • Roles of different tourism stakeholders in community participation
  • Planning and management for community participation in tourism
  • Assessment of community participation in tourism
  • Community development and sustainable tourism

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 1 April, 2013

Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: 1 July, 2013

Submission of revised manuscript: 1 October, 2013

Final acceptance of manuscript: 1 December, 2013