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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • When submitting the article on the platform, BE CAREFUL NOT TO LEAVE any reference to the author(s) of the unblinded manuscript.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript submission

Papers must describe original research not published nor currently under review by other journals. Parallel submissions will not be accepted. All submitted papers, if relevant to the themes and objectives of the journal, will go through an external peer-review process.

The decision about any submitted paper will be taken within four to five months of receipt.

Publication in Turistica - Italian Journal of Tourism is free of charge.

Authors are kindly asked to comply with all the Journal’s Instructions.

British and American English: the articles must be written in British English; nevertheless, also American English may be accepted.

Please, note that a mixed of these two English language styles cannot be accepted.


All papers must be submitted via the online system: you need to Login if already registered, or to Register if you are a new user). Submission can be done in DOC (download). Only papers in English will be considered.

The submitted article will be peer reviewed in a double-blind process (authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other).

In addition to the unblinded version of your manuscript also upload (separate word) a Title Page (first page). Only the unblinded manuscript will be submitted for referencing.

In what follows, the outlined instructions:


Contributions must consist of:

Front page:
- Title
- List of authors
- Affiliations
- Abstract
- Keywords
- Paper type

Sections of the paper
- Introduction
- Literature review and theoretical framework
- Materials and methods (if any)
- Results
- Discussion; conclusions and future implications
- Supporting bibliography


File format: Files related to contributions can be in the following formats: DOC; DOCX; RTF or OpenDocument files. Microsoft Word documents must not be locked or protected.

Length: Contributions must be a minimum of 3500 words. There are no restrictions on the number of figures and tables.
Font: Use a standard font size and any standard font. Body text is preferably in Times New Roman font of 12.
Headings: Limit the sections and subsections of the contribution to three levels of headings; indicate these in the text
Page and line numbers: Include page and line numbers in the contribution file. Use continuous line numbers (do not restart numbering on each page).
Footnotes: Footnotes should be inserted at the bottom of the page.
Language: Contributions must be submitted in English.
Equations: If using Word; use Microsoft's equation editor or the MathType add-on. Equations must be editable by the editor and must not appear in image format.

In-text citations must refer to:
- single author: e.g. (Rossi; 2022); Rossi (2022);
- two authors: e.g. (Rossi & Bianchi; 2022); Rossi and Bianchi (2022) -;
- three or more authors: e.g. (Rossi et al.; 2022); Rossi et al. (2022).
Groups of citations and references should be listed first in chronological order; up to the most recent.
Citations and bibliography refer to the APA standard.


Title: The title of the contribution must be concise; specific and relevant.
List of authors and affiliations: The full name and surname of the authors must be given. Full address information must be provided for affiliations. At least one author must be designated as the corresponding author and their email address and any other details must be included at the end of the affiliation section.
Abstract: The abstract must be a maximum of 500 words (at least 300). It must follow the style structured as follows:
1. Purpose (100-150 words): where to place the issue addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study;
2. Design/methodology/approach (100-150 words): where the main methods; approaches or research designs used should be briefly described.
3. Originality/value (50-100 words): where the research results and possible future studies are presented;
4. Practical implications (50-100 words): where the main conclusions or interpretations obtained are summarised.
The abstract must therefore be an objective representation of the work.
Keywords: five relevant keywords should be added after the abstract.
Paper type: where the type of paper submitted should be stated (e.g. Academic Research Paper or Practical Paper).


Introduction/Literature Review: The introduction should briefly set the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It must define the purpose of the paper and its significance; including the specific hypotheses being tested. Finally; it must briefly mention the main objective of the work and highlight the main conclusions.
Literature review and theoretical framework: must contain the current state of the research field must be carefully reviewed and the main publications on the subject must be cited; describes the theoretical framework of reference; i.e. the theoretical basis on which the research question was built.
Materials and methods (if any): must be described in sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on the published results. Any new methodologies must be described in detail; whereas established methodologies can be described briefly and cited appropriately.
Results: provide a concise and precise description of the results; their interpretation and the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.
Discussion; conclusions and future implications: results are reported in the interpretation of the perspective of previous studies and with respect to working hypotheses. The results and their implications are to be discussed in the broadest possible context and the limitations of the work are to be highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned.
Bibliography: References should be numbered in a list; in alphabetical order as described below. It is advisable to prepare the references with bibliography software to avoid typos and duplicate references.

Works and books
Surname; Initial name. (year). Title curator. Editor. Publishing house; Place of publication. DOI:

Surname; Initial name. (year). "Understood title of the book; in Title of the editorship. Surname; Editor's first name. Publishing house; Place of edition; Pages. DOI:

Author surname 1; Initial author name 1.; & Author surname 2; Initial author name 2.; (year). Title curator. Editor. Publishing house; place of edition. DOI:

Last name author 1; Initial first name author 1.; & Last name author 2; Initial first name author 2.; (year). "Understood title of the book; in Title of the monograph. Surname; First name of the editor. Publisher; Place of publication; Pages. DOI:

Articles in journals

Surname; Initial name. (year). Article title; Journal title; vol(number):pages. DOI:

Author surname 1; Initial author name 1.; & Author surname 2; Initial author name 2. (year). Article Title; Journal Title; vol(number):pages. DOI:

Working paper

Last name; Initial first name. (year). Title of article; Institution publishing it; number.

Surname author 1; Initial name author 1.; & Surname author 2; Initial name author 2. (year). Title of article; Institution publishing it; number.

Conference proceedings

Last name; Initial first name. (year). Title of the proceedings. In :Conference title; Organiser; place and date. DOI:

Author surname 1; Initial author name 1.; & Author surname 2; Initial author name 2. (year). Title of the act. In :Conference title; Organiser; place and date. DOI:

Reports and online materials

Last name; Initial first name. (year). Document title. Institution; location [accessed:; consulted on xx/xx/xxxx].

Surname author 1; Initial name author 1.; & Surname author 2; Initial name author 2. (year). Document title. Institution; location [accessed :; consulted on xx/xx/xxxx].

Organisation. (year). Document title. Institution; location [accessed :; consulted on xx/xx/xxxx].


Figures within the text must be provided at the time of submission in a single word document at a sufficiently high resolution (300 dpi or higher). Most common formats are accepted; but JPEG; PDF etc. are preferred.
All figures and tables must be placed in the main text next to their first citation and must be numbered according to their number of appearance (Figure 1; Figure 2; Table 1; etc.).
All figures and tables must have a short explanatory title and a caption.
Please also send the tables as editable files (Excel etc.) and not as images. Tables can be placed under the relevant text of the contribution; or on separate pages. All tables must be prepared in three-line format. The font size in the tables must be between 9 and 12 pt; depending on the size of the table. 



  • Revision submission: When submitting your revised manuscript, you must still send a single blinded file.word that you have generated from your revised source files. Marked revisions (in bold) are really appreciated to help the referees during the second round of reviewing. Furthermore, you must also add two response letters (pdf files), one for each reviewer.
  • When accepted: Editable source files must be sent at this stage (doc file). Figures should be sent as separate figure files (source files).

Academic Research Paper

This section is for academic articles. All submissions undergo a peer-review process. Submission must comply with submission guidelines. 

Practical Paper

This section is for academic articles. All submissions undergo a peer-review process. Submission must comply with submission guidelines. 

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