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International Journal of Tourism Anthropology
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology


Special Issue on: "Emergent Integrative Research Strategies within Tourism Studies"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Gregory Gullette, Santa Clara University, USA

The complex effects of tourism and touristic travel often require integrative, comprehensive methods to answer research questions that seek to more fully understand the tourist phenomenon. The dynamic nature of tourism systems, the surprising ways tourism unfolds over time and the discontinuities and instabilities located in tourism development strategies have encouraged social scientists to increasingly explore interdisciplinary research and mixed methods approaches. However, the integration of different methodological systems and engagement across disciplinary boundaries may introduce complications within data collection, analysis, or translation of findings.

This special issue invites submissions that focus on emergent integrative research strategies within tourism studies that seek to overcome such challenges. The issue encourages an engagement with manuscripts that explore increasing the methodological and analytical understandings between disciplines, as well as the interdisciplinary methodological sophistication of tourism studies.

Given the interest in integrated methods — which seek to increase dialogue across the social sciences — this issue seeks submissions from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, human geography, economics, public health and tourism studies, as well as those engaged within collaborative, interdisciplinary research. Empirical and conceptual papers situated within discussions of integrated/mixed methods are welcome.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theorising tourism research strategies
  • Analytical modelling of tourism impacts
  • Case studies grounded in collaborative, interdisciplinary research
  • Case studies incorporating integrated methods, such as combining ethnographic, demographic and sociolinguistic methods
  • Innovative methodologies created for or adapted to tourism research
  • Social impact analysis and assessment tools
  • Methods in applied tourism studies
  • Research attending to the question of scale and scalar politics
  • Challenges of and solutions to translating ethnographic findings for policy consideration

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 1 February 2014

Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: 1 May 2014

Submission of revised manuscript: 1 August 2014

Final acceptance of manuscript: 1 October 2014