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Author Guidelines


The editor of Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies welcomes articles complying with the following guidelines:

1. The article is related to tourism studies and its relevant fields.

2. The article has not been published elsewhere or being considered to be published elsewhere.

3. The author should declare the originality of article by providing a written statement clarifying the originality of article and does not contain any aspect of plagiarism.

4. The articles suitable for being published including research reports (laboratory, field and archives), conceptual ideas, studies and theory application.

5. Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies also accepts book reviews. Please note the following requirements regarding a book review submission:

  • Reviewed book should be newly published (within last year for Indonesian books and two years for books in foreign language).
  • The review should be within 3 – 5 pages in length and a copy/scan of front cover of reviewed book should be attached.

6. Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies accepts articles in English (preferably) and Indonesian along with standard academic writing structures and composition. The article should be within 5000 – 6000 words (including references, pictures and tables) and typed using 1.5 spaces.

7. For submission, manuscripts should be arranged in the following order of presentation:

  • First page: title, subtitle (if required), author's name and surname, affiliation, full postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Co-author(s)’ name(s), affiliations and addresses should be clearly indicated. Include an abstract of 150-200 words and up to 6 keywords. This page should also include a short biography of the author (about 50 words) as well as of co-author(s). All correspondence will be sent to the first named author, unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Second page: title, an abstract of 150-200 words and up to 6 keywords. Do not include the author(s) details, affiliation(s), and biographies in this page. 
  • Third page: the paper should begin here and should not subsequently reveal the title or authors. These pages should include the main body of text. The author(s) should ensure that their names cannot be identified anywhere in the text.

The main body of the articles should be arranged as follows:

  1. An introduction: without subsections (2-3 pages) that includes research background and objectives; the introduction section ends with an emphasis on what will be discussed.
  2. Theoretical framework.
  3. Research methodology.
  4. Research findings and discussion.
  5. Conclusion.
  6. References. 

8. Format for reference list is based on APA (American Psychological Association) style. Please open the following link https://owl. to obtain any specific information regarding referencing style. Reference list should be at the end of the article which includes only cited literatures in manuscript. References are ordered alphabetically and chronologically.

In the text, references should be cited with parentheses using the “author, date” style - for example for single citations (Jimura, 2012), or for multiple citations (Wang, 1999; Steiner & Reisinger, 2006; Zhu, 2012). Page numbers for specific points or direct quotations must be given (i.e., Ford, 2004: 312-313). The Reference list, placed at the end of the manuscript, must be typed in alphabetical order of authors. The specific format is:

  • For journal papers: Cohen, E. (1988). Authenticity and commoditization in tourism. Annals of tourism research, 15(3), 371-386.
  • For books and monographs: Adams, K. M. (2006). Art as politics: Re-crafting identities, tourism, and power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  • For chapters in edited books: Ratz, T. (2006). Interpretation in the house of terror, Budapest (pp. 244-256). In Smith, M.K. & M. Robinson (eds.). Cultural tourism in a changing world: Politics, participation and (re) presentation. Clevedon: Channel View Publication.
  • For papers presented in conferences: Ford, B. (2004). Adoption of innovations on hospitality. Paper presented at the 22nd EuroCHRIE Conference. Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey: 3-7 November 2004.
  • For papers published in conference proceedings: Ristiawan, R.R.  & Sushartami, W. (2017). Questioning the sustainability of authenticity in a politically-related historical tourism site: A case of Pancasila Sakti Monument. Proceedings the International Symposium on Tourism for Peace. The Crowne Plaza ANA, Nagasaki Gloverhill, Nagasaki, Japan, August 9-11.
  • For unpublished works: Gregoriades, M. (2004). The impact of trust in brand loyalty, Unpublished PhD Thesis. Chios, Greece: University of the Aegean.
  • For Internet sources (if you know the author): Johns, D. (2003). The power of branding in tourism. Ηttp:// Accessed the 12th of January 2005, at 14:55. (Note: always state clearly the full URL of your source)
  • For Internet sources (if you do not know the author): Tourism supply and demand. Ηttp:// Accessed the 30th of January 2004, at 12:35. (Note: always state clearly the full URL of your source)
  • For reports: Edelstein, L. G. & Benini, C. (1994). Meetings and Conventions. Meetings market report (August), 60-82.

9. The editor appreciates if the author cites information from previously published articles in Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies.

10. The article should be submitted in Microsoft Word format to

11. The author will get notification of their received article and the editorial decision whether the article is accepted by email or not. The unpublished manuscript will not be returned to the author.

12. If there is no editorial response(s) up to three months after manuscripts submission, it means that the manuscript will not be published by Gadjah Mada Journal of Tourism Studies. Hence, the article can be submitted in another journal.

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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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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