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Journal Aims

Journal of Responsible Tourism Management (JRTM) is a scholarly journal that aims to advance and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge pertaining to responsible tourism and hospitality based on theoretical argument, contemporary issues and rigorous reasoning in any developing destinations or regions. It serves as an avenue to converge the insights of tourism and hospitality academics, practitioners, government agencies and other stakeholders and provide holistic views, robust findings and practical implications to benefit readers and the community concerned.

Responsible tourism is related to but distinct from sustainable tourism in that it focuses on what individuals, organisations and governments do to maximise the positive economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism. It is about determining and prioritising the important issues locally and addressing those purposefully and collectively. It is also about stakeholders working together to create value and develop a better future. In line with Sustainable Education and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), JRTM advocates for responsible mindset, responsible behaviour and responsible management for the betterment of tourism industry and the local communities.

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Journal Scope

JRTM welcomes research that includes but not limited to the followings:

Issues or practices related to economic responsibility, socio-cultural responsibility and environmental responsibility;

Responsible behaviour including responsible travelling, respecting different cultures, visiting heritage sites with a clear understanding of rules and regulations, and making purchase or usage decisions without generating waste;

Roles of different stakeholders (e.g. citizens, local community, government, business organisations, educational institutions, etc) and co-creation of values to realise responsible tourism in a sustainable manner;

Policies, strategies, initiatives or cases to promote and implement responsible tourism and Sustainable Development Goals in the local contexts.

Journal Policy

JRTM publishes two times per year (January and July). Abstracts and manuscripts must be written in English and can be submitted via email throughout the year. There is no submission and publication fee for Regular Issue. Arrangement on Special Issue is also welcome. JRTM will be published in both electronic and printed forms.

All manuscripts are subject to a strict double-blind peer-review process by academics and practitioners of the same fields. Every corresponding author is required to submit the manuscript with a cover letter. Such letter must declare the originality of manuscript, authenticity of data, and non-conflict of interest. The Editors will review each manuscript first and conduct a similarity check to decide if it is to be sent to the reviewers. The reviewing process will normally take no more than two months. Manuscript that fails to comply with any ethical issues and submission guidelines will be rejected.

JRTM is an open access journal. Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights. All published articles are freely accessible and downloadable without subscription fee or charge to the users and their institutions. Users are also allowed to read, copy, print, share (online) and distribute the full texts of the articles as well as use them for research projects, lectures, grant applications and any other lawful purposes without having to ask for prior permission from the corresponding authors, the editors or the publisher. Such practice is in line with the definition of open access by Budapest Open Access Initiative. Authors are also allowed to deposit their published versions of their works in their respective institutional or other repositories of their choices, such as Researchgate and Google Scholar.

All published papers are archived on JRTM’s website at www.jrtm.org to increase its visibility and citations. Updates about JRTM will also be posted on JRTM’s Facebook page at @JournalRTM (or Responsible Tourism Management). All manuscripts are to be submitted to JRTM Editorial Office at jrtmeditorial@gmail.com. Any queries should be directed to JRTM Editorial Office as well.

JRTM IS PUBLISHED BY SARAWAK RESEARCH SOCIETY AND UCSI UNIVERSITY (FACULTY OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT), SUPPORTED BY MINISTRY OF TOURISM, ARTS, AND CULTURE (MTAC) SARAWAK AND RCE (REGIONAL CENTRE OF EXPERTISE) KUCHING.


All papers are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
For more details, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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