About the Journal

Turistica - Italian Journal of Tourism is the first Italian journal on tourism economics, marketing, and management. It is a quarterly open-access scientific publication that does not require any publication fees from authors for their contributions. It  is currently the reference journal of the Italian Society of Tourism Sciences (SISTUR).

Aims and Scope

Turistica - Italian Journal of Tourism fosters and strengthens advancements in tourism related research. The journal facilitates the exploration of new study fields and methodologies while also offering an international forum for debate and the dissemination of research findings. For individuals who are interested in the latest advancements in tourism and related fields research, TIJT continues to add a vibrant and engaging channel.

The journal's focus is global, and original research that advances theories and approaches is invited. It continues to publish top-notch studies on any aspect of tourism, including empirical studies on related topics.

The journal encourages submissions that are based on both primary research and reviews, as well as papers that may not directly relate to tourism but are nonetheless of interest to academics in the field.

Peer Review Method
A two-way, anonymous peer review

Journal's Code of Ethics
The Journal's Code of Ethics aims to clarify the standards that apply to the various organs, the Authors, and the Reviewers. It also ensures that the published articles are of a high scientific caliber and that the evaluation and acceptance procedures are transparent and adhere to moral and legal requirements. The aforementioned is crucial to ensuring that the proper procedures for publishing scientific publications are strictly followed.

The following sections make up the Turistica Journal's Code of Ethics: Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Responsibilities, Authors' Responsibilities, and Reviewers' Responsibilities.

Responsibility of the editorial board and chief editor

The Editor in Chief decides whether to publish the papers that are submitted to the Journal, abiding with the editorial principles of the Journal and the applicable laws pertaining to plagiarism, copyright infringement, and defamation. The Editor may take appropriate measures to locate and stop the publishing of manuscripts that contain scientific misconduct. The Editor may be led by the Editorial Board's policies and restrained by any applicable laws at the time, including those pertaining to plagiarism, copyright infringement, and libel. When making these choices, the Editor may consult with other Editors or Reviewers.

Articles that don't adhere to the Journal's editorial stance or don't meet the minimal requirements for publishing may be rejected by the Editor. Normally, at least two reviewers must evaluate research publications and other research items. The Editor will choose from among the journal reviewers those who possess the necessary knowledge.

Regardless of the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or citizenship, or their views on science, academia, or politics, the papers should only be judged on the basis of their intellectual merit.

Information on the manuscripts submitted to the Journal may only be disclosed to the Authors and the Editorial Board by the Editor and the members of the Editorial Board.

Members of the Journal are not permitted to use the content of unpublished articles submitted to the journal for their own study without the author's permission in writing.

The Managing Director will provide Authors with information about the Reviewers' conclusions, the decisions made regarding the publication of their work in the Journal, and any additional observations he or she may have.

The Editor will ask the Author to cooperate and provide supporting documentation as necessary if he or she discovers from a third party that a published work is mistaken. When necessary, the Editor is willing to publish retractions, apologies, revisions, and clarifications.

Authors' Responsibilities

Authors are required to assure the originality of the manuscripts they submit and to refrain from sending works that have already been published—wholly or partially—in other journals, or elsewhere (such as a book chapter), including in a foreign language.

Submissions should not be made available concurrently for publication in other journals. Articles that have already been presented at conferences and published in conference proceedings may be proposed as long as they have significant revisions made since they were first presented.

Articles that present studies that have already been published may only be accepted if they include theoretical viewpoints, data, or conclusions that were not covered in the original text. Always correctly cite or quote the previously published work when doing so.

The authors of articles that appear in Turistica must request permission from the journal before having their articles (or translations of their articles) published in other journals or editorial publications (e.g. a book chapter).

Authors are responsible for making sure that any contributions they submit for publication don't contain any type of plagiarism or falsification, as well as any illegal claims. All books acknowledged directly or indirectly in an author's own essay must have explicit references listed.

Any conflict of interest—financial, commercial, political, academic, or otherwise—that might affect the findings or interpretation of the manuscript must be disclosed by the authors. It is necessary to reveal all funding sources used to conduct the study and/or prepare the publication.

All content in the manuscript sent to the Turistica belongs to the authors. The manuscript should provide an accurate and comprehensive discussion of the research methodology used and a concise explanation of the findings. False representations made with intent to deceive or knowingly erroneous information are inappropriate and constitute unethical conduct.

All people who contributed significantly to the completion of the work outlined in the article should be acknowledged as Co-Authors and held jointly accountable for the outcomes. Other people who contributed to the paper in a significant way should be acknowledged in the acknowledgements section or in an endnote to the manuscript.

The sequence in which the Authors' names are listed and any potential attribution of sections/paragraphs must have been discussed and agreed upon by the Co-Authors at the time of the original submission by the Corresponding Author.

The paper's final draft should be seen and approved by all Co-Authors, according to the Corresponding Author.

The privacy, dignity, wellbeing, and freedom of all research participants who took part in the authors' study are all upheld and protected. Any data or information that could be used to identify subjects must first receive consent from the subjects themselves, and any requests for anonymity must be honored.

Before submitting their articles, authors should make sure that they have secured the necessary permissions and that their articles do not contain any violations of copyright (such as quotations, tables, figures, images, etc. stolen from other publications).

Authors are responsible for reporting basic flaws in published work. When an author finds a serious error or inaccuracy in their own published work, they have a responsibility to contact the publisher or editor of the journal as soon as possible and work with them to retract or fix the manuscript.

Reviews' responsibilities

All submissions to Turistica Journal that have passed the editor's initial screening are subjected to a double-blind peer review process that ensures the confidentiality of the authors and reviewers.

Reviewers are asked to assess the articles objectively, fairly, and professionally without letting personal prejudices affect their observations and conclusions. The reviewer must offer concise, well-supported, and thorough reasons when expressing his or her opinions about the articles. These arguments must also be supported by sufficient scientific references.

Reviewers must, in particular, form their own opinions based on the following standards:

- Interest and relevance of the contribution

- The contribution's originality

- The conceptual underpinnings' soundness

- Objectivity of goals

- The quality of the methodology and the applicability of any empirical analysis

- Transparency

- Adherence to the Journal's editorial position.

In addition to highlighting the article's strengths and faults, reviewer comments have to include their opinion regarding its likelihood of publication. If the reviewer feels that the text needs to be updated, the author should offer suggestions on how to make the piece better and more suited for publication.

The Reviewer should inform the Editor and request to be relieved of this duty if they feel inadequately trained and lack the abilities necessary to evaluate the article with the appropriate professionalism. If a reviewer can identify the author or one of the co-authors, it is also acceptable for them to stop reading the manuscript. The reviewer should also refrain from doing anything that might reveal the identity of an author.

There should be no conflict of interest among reviewers. Reviewers with potential conflicts of interest deriving from rivalry, cooperation, or other connections with any of the Authors, businesses, or organizations linked to the papers should speak with the editor before agreeing to review it.

Reviewers are required to carry out their duties in confidence, keeping information about the submitted manuscript to themselves and only discussing it with the Editor. Reviewers are required to alert the Editor if they believe an Author of a document has committed any crime.

Reviewers are requested to adhere to deadlines while making the edits that have been delegated to them and to notify the editor of any circumstance that would cause that deadline to be extended.