Publishing Policy

Publication Evaluation and Refereeing Process

Studies submitted to the journal are first evaluated by the editor-in-chief. After being evaluated and checked with respect to publication and spelling rules and approved by the editor of the corresponding department at least two referees are assigned from the referee pool according to required field of expertise. Articles that are reviewed and approved by the assigned referees are published with the approval of Publication/Editorial Board. However, articles will be passed to a third referee in cases where one of the referee is negative and the other one is positive. Manuscripts will be reconsidered for referee review process if requested corrections are made and they are uploaded to the system by the authors within 30 days. The journal uses the double-blind review method throughout the review process. In this regard, identities of authors and referees are kept secret from each other during the review process for all studies submitted to the journal. Referees are granted maximum 4 weeks for review process. The studies submitted to the journal may be accepted, reconsidered for referee control after correction, published after correction or rejected. At the end of this process, the editor-in-chief prepares the editorial board report in the light of referee reports and opinions of department editors. Studies are published depending on the decision in this report.

Transfer of Copyright Ownership

Authors own the copyrights to their studies published in JATOS. Studies published in JATOS may be shared, copied, duplicated in any size and format for non-commercial purposes and transformed, adapted, including build-up, so long as the original work is credited. Authors are not paid copyright fees for their articles published in the journal. Author(s) bears any legal, juridical, economical and ethical responsibility for the content of the articles submitted to the journal, even if the article is published. Journal of Academic Tourism Studies (JATOS) accepts no responsibility or liability for the content contained therein.

Publication Principles

  1. JATOS (Journal of Academic Tourism Studies) is a peer-reviewed international scientific journal published biannually, in June and December.In addition to the regular issues, special or additional issues may be published when deemed necessary.
  2. The journal publishes original scientific articles related to any research topic in the field of tourism.
  3. Articles submitted to the journal must not have been published elsewhere or must not have been submitted elsewhere for publication consideration. Articles created from theses or conference and symposium papers must be indicated in the text as an explanatory note.
  4. Articles submitted to the journal for publication must be written in Turkish and/or English. Responsibility for the content, scientific accuracy and language of an article published in the journal belongs to its author.
  5. Submission, acceptance, tracking and referee process related to articles submitted to the journal for publication are done online. Uploading the articles to the online system of the journal is regarded as a submission for publication, which starts refereeing process.
  6. Each article submitted to the journal for publication goes through a double-blind referee review.
  7. To submit an article, users must sign in their personal page with their e-mail address and password. The articles submitted to JATOS for publication can be tracked throughout the refereeing process from the same online system.
  8. Articles submitted for publication must be checked for grammar and spelling rules. Editorial Board of the Journal may request the owner of the study to make changes in the content and the formal style.
  9. Author(s) bears any legal, juridical, economical and ethical responsibility for the content of the articles submitted to the journal, even if the article is published. Journal of Academic Tourism Studies (JATOS) accepts no responsibility or liability for the content contained therein.
  10. All required fields must be filled in when applying to become an author or referee at JATOS. Author/referee’s field of expertise and interests must be indicated in the relevant field. In the department field, first the name of the department and then the subject title must be written. E.g., Geography/Tourism Geography; Tourism/Tourism marketing.
  11. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a set of numbers used to uniquely identify an article on the web and link to it for easy and quick access. Every article published in the Journal of Academic Tourism Studies (JATOS) is assigned a DOI number. After the accepted article stage, articles are assigned a DOI number.

Publication Guidelines

  1. The articles submitted to JATOS must not include any information that may reveal the name or the identity of the author. Information about the author(s) will be added to the article by the editor after the referee review process for the article is completed.
  2. Articles that will be submitted to the journal must be written in Microsoft Word. Articles that will be submitted to the journal must consist of the following sections:

Article text. This text must have the following titles:

        - Title in Turkish (10-pt)

        - Abstract in Turkish (150-200 words) (10-pt)

        - Keywords (3-5 words) (10-pt)

        - Title in English (10-pt)

        - Abstract in English (150-200 words) (10-pt)

        - Keywords (3-5 words) (10-pt)

        - Introduction

        - Literature

        - Method (Aim of the study, Model used in the study, Population and sample, Evaluation tools used, Statistical analysis must be indicated)

        - Findings

            - Discussion

        - Conclusion

        - Reference

        - Appendix (if available)

  1. Articles that will be uploaded to the journal system must be arranged in accordance with the following page layout format:

Page Layout

Paper Size

            A4 Portrait

Top Margin

2 cm

Bottom Margin

2 cm

Left Margin

2 cm

Right Margin

2 cm


Book Antiqua

Font Style


Size (body text)


Size (footnote text)


Paragraph Spacing

Before 6 pt - After 6 pt

Paragraph Indentation

1 cm

Line spacing

Single (1)

  1. Page numbers should not be indicated in the text.
  2. Footnotes below the text should not contain references.  Only brief information about the author (title, e-mail address and institution) should be given with an explanatory note in the first page.
  3. Citations in the articles must be made in accordance with the APA style.
  4. References must be listed in alphabetical order as follows.
  5. References (citations) must be given in parenthesis within the text. If there are quotations within the text, page number must be written when making a reference to the resource. In the parenthesis, the following order must be applied. surname of the author(s), the year of resource, page number(s). Institution name must be written instead of the author name if the author name is not mentioned in the text. For example; (Özer, 2019:18), (Meriç and Şahin, 2020:28), if no changes made in the quotation the citation must be as follows; (Aslan Kalay vd., 2019), (DPT, 2007).
  6. The studies in the references section must be listed in alphabetical order by author surname. If more than one study of an author is cited, the publications must be listed from old to new. If an author’s more one study with the same publication year are cited, the resources in the citations and in the references section must be suffixed with letters such as a, b, c,... For example; 2020a, 2020b, 2020c. When citing an author’s single-authored or multi-authored studies, single authored studies must be written first. Below are some examples of listing various resources in the references:


Single-authored Book:

Miles, S. (2010). Spaces For Consumption. London: SAGE Publication.

Dual-authored Book:

Yıldırım, A. ve Şimşek, H. (2013), Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri. 9. ed. Ankara: Seçkin Yayıncılık.

Multi-authored Book:

Gürbüz A., Karakaya A., Altan, S., Gül, E. ve Katı, E. (2008). Karabük İli Kalkınmasına Yönelik Mevcut ve Alternatif Yatırım Alanları. Karabük: Türkiye Odalar ve Borsalar Birliği Karabük Ticaret ve Sanayi Odası Yayını.

Translated Book:

Jones, C. I. (2001). İktisadi Büyümeye Giriş (A. Şanlı ve İ. Tuncer Çev.). İstanbul:

Literatür Yayınları.

Organization Publication:

İTO (2003). Ekonomik Rapor. İstanbul: İTO Yayınları


Timur, A. (1978). Turizm, Fiyat, Enflasyon İlişkileri (Basılmamış Doktora Tezi). İzmir: Ege

Üniversitesi İşletme Fakültesi.


Alaeddinoğlu F. Samırkaş Komşu M. (2017), TRB2 Bölgesi Turizminin Rekabet Gücü Üzerine Bir Alan Araştırması, Karabük Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitü Dergisi, 7, 428-448, 

Metin içinde atıf: (Alaeddinoğlu ve Samırkaş Komşu, 2017: (429).


Türker, N. and Çetinkaya, A. (2007). A Research Study on the Improvement of Ecotourism and its Resources in the Western Black Sea Region. International Tourism Biennial, Çanakkale, 515-521.

Website Article:

Altun, A. (2003). E-okuryazarlık. Milli Eğitim Dergisi, 158. 10 Aralık 2003 tarihinde adresinden erişildi.

Metin içinde atıf: (Altun, 2003).

Online Book or Report:

Başar, H. (1999). Sınıf Yönetimi. [Elektronik versiyon]. İstanbul: Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı.

Metin içinde atıf: (Başar, 1999: 121).

Website Reference:

India: Country specific information. (2013, Mayıs 3).

  1. The manuscript must be edited in accordance with the sample article.