Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies focuses on tourism studies in Indonesia and Asian countries, including Asian researchers. It seeks to advance the discipline by investigating the economic, social, cultural, and environmental dimensions of tourism studies at multiple scales. The editorial team invites scholarly articles that examine tourism from a multidisciplinary perspective. This includes, but is not limited to, articles on tourism community development, tourism typologies, ecotourism, rural/urban tourism, hospitality and tourism industry, tourism marketing, tourism risk management, tourism accreditation scheme and policy, environmental sustainability, protected areas, tourism cultural studies, heritage studies management, interpretation, tourism and gender studies, tourism education, new frontier tourism, border tourism, virtual tourism, cultural tourism geography, also justice and peace through tourism.

The journal welcomes research reports, conceptual works, empirical studies, theoretical applications, and book reviews, particularly those that contribute to the development of tourism in Indonesia and its neighboring countries by fostering a more critical approach to new ideas and concepts. 


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies employs a double-blind peer review. More specifically, our editorial process is as follows:

  1. Initial screening. All submissions are initially screened by the ditor-in-Chief. Manuscripts that fail to abide by our ethical standards are immediately rejected, as are manuscripts that do not fit within the journal's scope.
  2. Reviewer assignment. Manuscripts that pass the initial screening are then handed over to a section editor, who will select reviewers and initiate the peer review process.
  3. Peer review. During this stage, a reviewer will assess the content of the manuscript and provide its recommendation.
  4. First decision. Once the reviewers have submitted their recommendations, the manuscript is either rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), or accepted as is. If it is accepted, the manuscript is returned to the submitting author for proofreading. 
  5. Revision. A manuscript that requires revisions is returned to the author. Once the revision is submitted, it is once again assessed by the section editor to determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate, as well as whether the author(s) sufficiently responded to the reviewers' comments and suggestions. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this step is repeated.
  6. Final decision. Finally, the revised manuscript is either accepted or rejected, depending on whether the section editor has found the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. 
  7. Language editing (copyediting). Once the manuscript is accepted, it is returned to the submitting author for final editing of its language and content; these are changes that improve the readability of the article without changing the substance of the content and typesetting proces. 
  8. Production. After copyediting, the article is sent to the layout editor. Once Layout process, the article is sent to the author(s) for final approval and subsequently greenlit for publication.



Publication Frequency

Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies publishes two times a year in April and October.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Screening For Plagiarism

The manuscript that submitted to this journal will be screened for plagiarism using Aimos 2.0. Maksimum similarity in the Turnitin test is 20%, if it is more than 20% then the article will be returned to the author.


Publication Ethics

Referring to Committee of Publication Ethics (CoPE)Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies is strictly against the ethics of academic article publication for duplication of publication. It is mandatory that contributors (authors) provide a written declaration that a manuscript submitted to Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies has not been previously published and is not being considered for other publications. In addition, we have a commitment to ensure that all submissions are original. Therefore, the editorial office of our journal is responsible to cross-check to ensure that submitted manuscripts have not been published prior to their submission to Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies.

There is a limit to the extent that Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies can examine submitted works. As such, we call upon external reviewers and the academic community to report any misconduct to our help desk officer via gamajts.fib@gmail.com for prompt action to be taken.

Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies may initiate a retraction if a work is proven to be fraudulent, or an expression of concern if our editors have well-founded suspicion of misconduct. In addition, Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies can facilitate a replacement. In this case, the author(s)'s of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original article and replace it with a revised version.

Neither peer-reviewer' comments nor correspondence should contain personal attacks on authors. Editors and peer-reviewers should only criticize the work, not the researcher and should edit (or reject) letters containing personal or offensive statements.


Editor Guidelines

Editors of Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Fair Play: 
    An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  2. Confidentiality: 
    The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 
    Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
  4. Publication Decisions: 
    The editor board journal are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  5. Review of Manuscripts: 
    Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.


Reviewer Guidelines

Reviewers of Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions:
    Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  2. Promptness: 
    Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process
  3. Standards of Objectivity: 
    Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Confidentiality: 
    Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: 
    Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
  6. Acknowledgement of Sources: 
    Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.