Instructions for authors

Aim and scope of the Journal

Academica Turistica –Tourism and Innovation Journal (AT–TIJ) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of knowledge on tourism and innovation from a social sciences perspective. It especially welcomes contributions focusing on innovation in tourism and adaptation of innovations from other fields in tourism settings.The journal welcomes both theoretical and applicative contributions and encourages authors to use various quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Besides research articles, the journal also publishes review articles, commentaries, reviews of books and conference reports. Purely descriptive manuscripts which do not contribute to the development of knowledge are not considered suitable.

General guidelines and policy of the Journal

Manuscripts are accepted in both American and British English; however, consistency throughout the paper is expected. All manuscripts are subject to an initial editorial screening for adherence to the journal style, for anonymity, and for correct use of English. As a result of this your paper will be either accepted for further consideration or returned for revision. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to have your manuscript proofread.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: title, abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgements, references and appendixes (as appropriate).

Reviewing. Each manuscript, meeting the technical standards and falling within the aims and scope of the journal, will be subject to double-blind review by two reviewers. Authors can propose up to two reviewers for revision of their work and also up to two reviewers they would like to avoid. The referees are chosen by the Editorial Board. Assessments by the referees will be presented anonymously to the author and, in the case of substantial reservations, the article, with the list of corrections needed, will be returned to the author for correction. The corrected copy of the article with the list of corrections on a separate page should be returned to the Editorial Board.

Permissions. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere, are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Submission declaration. Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published previously (except in the form of abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all its authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if the article submitted is accepted, it will not be published elsewhere, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of Academica Turistica –Tourism and Innovation Journal. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Conflict of interest. All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Manuscript preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the style prescribed by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 2009; see also

Language and Style. The first author is fully responsible for the language and style in the context of the instructions. A good scientific standard command of grammar and style is expected. The journal will be printed in black and white.

Text formatting. Please, use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.Whenever possible, use the si units (Systeme International d’unités).

The title page should include the title of the article (no more than 85 characters, including spaces), full name of the author(s), affiliation (institution name and address) of each author clearly identified; linked to each author by use of superscript numbers, corresponding author’s full name, telephone, and e-mail address.

Abstract. The authors are obliged to prepare two abstracts – one in English and one (translated) in Slovene language. For foreign authors translation of the abstract into Slovene will be provided. The content of the abstract should be structured into the following sections: purpose, methods, results and conclusion. It should only contain the information that appears in the text as well. It should contain no reference to figures, tables and citations published in the main text, and should not exceed 250 words. Beneath the abstract, the authors should supply appropriate keywords (3–6) in English and in Slovene.For foreign authors the translation of the abstract into Slovene will be provided.

The main text should contain a coherent and logical structure preferably following the imrad format (Introduction, Methods, Research [and] Discussion). However, other structures are also welcome (e.g. Introduction, Development and Conclusions) as long as the text maintains its logical structure and focus. Acknowledgments are optional. The length of the articles should not exceed 9,000 words (including tables, figures, and references), single spaced, using Times New Roman font sized 12.

Tables. Each table should be submitted on a separate page in a Word document after References. Each table shall have a brief caption; explanatory matter should be in the footnotes below the table. The table shall contain means and the units of variation (sd,se,etc.)and must be free of non significant decimal places. Abbreviations used in the tables must be consistent with those used in the text and figures. Definition symbols should be listed in the order of appearance,determined by reading horizontally across the table and should be identified by standard symbols. All tables should be numbered consecutively (Table 1, Table 2, etc.).

Figures. Captions are required for all Figures and shall appear on a separate manuscript page, beneath table captions. Each figure should be saved as a separate file without captions and named as Figure 1, etc. Files should be submitted in *.tiffor *.jpeg format. Photographs should be saved at at least 300 dpi. Line art images should be saved at 1200 dpi. Lettering (symbols, letters, and numbers) should be between 8 and 9 points, with consistent spacing and alignment. Font face may be Serif (Minion) or Sans Serif (Myriad). Line width should be .5 point or greater. Any extra white or black space surrounding the image should be cropped. Ensure that subject-identifying information (i.e., faces, names, or any other identifying features) is cropped out or opaqued. Prior to publication, the author(s) should obtain all necessary authorizations for the publication of the illustrative matter and submit them to the Editorial Board. All figures should be numbered consecutively (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). The journal will be printed in black and white.


References should be formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(American Psychological Association, 2009).The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. References should be complete and contain all the authors (up to six) that have been listed in the title of the original publication. If the author is unknown, start with the title of the work. If you are citing a work that is in print but has not yet been published, state all the data and instead of the publication year write ‘in print.’ Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. Do not use footnotes or end notes as a substitute for a reference list. Full titles of journals are required (not their abbreviations).

Citing References in Text

One author.Tourism innovation specific is mentioned (Brooks, 2010). Thomas (1992) had concluded . . .

Two authors.This result was later contradicted (Swarbrooke & Horner, 2007). Price and Murphy (2000) pointed out . . .

Three to five authors, first citation.Laroche, Bergeron,and Barbaro-Forleo (2001) had found .. . It was also discovered (Salamon, Sokolowski, Haddock & Tice,2013)...

Three to five authors, subsequent citations.Laroche et al. (2009) or (Salamon et al., 2011).

Six or more authors.Wolchik et al. (1999) or (Wolchik et al., 1999).

If two references with six or more authors shorten to the same form, cite the surnames of the first author and of as many of the subsequent authors as necessary to distinguish the two references, followed by a coma and et al.

List several authors for the same thought or idea with separation by using a semicolon: (Kalthof et al., 1999; Biegern & Roberts, 2005).

For detailed instructions please see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2009, Chapter 6).

Examples of Reference List


American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, dc: Author.

Swarbrooke, J., & Horner, S. (2007). Consumer behavior in tourism. Oxford, England: Butterworth-Heinemann.


Laroche,M.,Bergeron,J.,&Barbaro-Forleo,G. (2001). Targeting consumers who are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 18(6), 503–520.

Wolchik,S.A.,West,S.G.,Sandler,I.N.,Tein,J.–Y.,Coatsworth,D.,Lengua,L.,...Griffin,W.A. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68,843–856.


Brooks,A.(2010,7July).Building craze threatens to end Lanzarote’s biosphere status. Independent. Retrieved from -end-lanzarotes-biosphere-status-2020064.html

Chapters in Books

Poirier, R. A. (2001). A dynamic tourism development model in Tunisia: Policies and prospects. In Y. Aposotolopoulos, P. Loukissas, & L. Leontidou (Eds.), Mediterranean tourism (pp. 197–210). London, England: Routledge.

Conference Proceedings

Price, G., & Murphy, P. (2000). The relationship between ecotourism and sustainable development: A critical examination. In M. Ewen (Ed.),cauthe 2000: Peak performance in tourism and hospitality research; Proceedings of the Tenth Australian Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference (pp. 189–202). Bundoora, Australia: La Trobe University.

Paper Presentation

Thomas,J.(1992,July). Tourism and the environment: An exploration of the willingness to pay of the average visitor.Paper presented at the conference Tourism in Europe, Durham, England.

Theses and Dissertations

Sedmak, G. (2006). Pomen avtentičnosti turističnega proizvoda: primer destinacije Piran (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Working Papers

Salamon, L. M., Sokolowski, S. W., Haddock, M. A., & Tice,H.S.(2013). The state of global civil society volunteering: Latest findings from the implementation Academica Turistica Instructions for Authors of the un non profitt handbook (Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper No. 49). Baltimore,md: Johns Hopkins University.

Web Pages

Croatian Bureau of Statistics. (2001). Census of population, households and dwellings. Retrieved from

For detailed instructions please see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2009, Chapter 7).

Manuscript Submission

The main manuscript document should be in Microsoft Word document format and the article should be submitted to this PKP system. Please make sure that you do not leave any trace of your identity in the submitted files. Otherwise, your identity can be accidentally revealed to reviewers and your manuscript might be rejected. We are introducing new manuscript submission system. The first responses from the authors are positive, but we still apologize for any inconvenience.

For technical assistance and for additional information regarding article publication please contact the Editorial Board at