IJOHAT _ International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism is a biannual, double blind peer reviewed, journal published in English by the Society for Social Welfare and Academic Advancement and Research. The prime objective of the journal is to provide a platform for the Hospitality and Tourism professionals, academicians, researchers, managers, and thinkers across the globe. The journal covers these areas in its complete breadth, depth and volume, thereby not restricting the readings in a particular direction. It encourages high quality submissions. Any submissions which can be categorized as original, empirical, analytical, critical, state of the art or Review articles are welcome.
The journal has multiple sections. The major section consists of the section for Double Blind Peer Reviewed Papers. This section aims at publishing high quality and well presented good academic pieces of work. Authors from all over the world are encouraged to submit for this section. Although the journal accepts and encourages submission in various aspects of Hospitality and Tourism however theme issues may be published from time to time. This will however not withhold the submissions in general and other aspects and areas of the fields.
The second section consists of a section on Book Reviews. This will include Reviews of the leading and recent books related to Hospitality and Tourism or the allied areas useful for the students, practitioners, managers and teachers of the field.
A section of Articles / Concept Papers is included in the journal to encourage submissions by beginners in Research. The papers here may not meet the standards of the submissions made in the first section. In order to encourage and help the young and budding researchers and students, the articles submitted under this section will not only be reviewed but will also receive suggestions and guidance for improvement in work. Thus new and emerging contributors will especially benefit from this section.
The fourth section of the journal will be dedicated to News about upcoming events being organized across the world in the field of Hospitality and Tourism. Important News relating to the field of Hospitality or Tourism and affecting this industry in any way may be included. Updates on News relating to the Indian Hospitality or Tourism Industry will especially be published.
A special section for the Industry professionals which will be extremely rich in their contents and experience is also included in the journal. Various anecdotes or case studies or simple experiences may be published which will be of interest to the readers and be a first hand information for them. The style of writing for this section need not be very formal and highly academic. It will be inclined towards general reading more than academic input. This will help to bridge the gap between teachers and academicians and the practitioners, managers and professionals. These people will have a platform for expressions although they do not excel in formal academic writing style thus withhold themselves from contributing to academic journals.
As the journal grows and establishes itself, it is planned to have it indexed and abstracted under ABI Inform, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Marketing, C.I.R.E.T, Electronic Collections Online, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts and SCOPUS.
The journal has an excellent Editorial board and Board of Referees comprising of the highly qualified, well established, leading, experienced and research oriented academicians from across the world. They have been extremely supportive and helpful and concerned about this journal and are continually striving to uplift the journal. Our sincere gratitude is expressed towards them.