JoHLSTE Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
The higher education academy - Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network

Author Guidelines

Submissions which do not adhere to these requirements will not be considered for review and will be returned.

(1) Authors are required to submit manuscripts via the web at

(2) The preferred software for submission is Microsoft Word.

(3) Authors submitting papers for publication must specify which section of the journal they wish their paper to be considered for: 'Academic Papers'; 'Practice Papers'; 'Comments and Rejoinders' or 'Research Notes and Reports.' Papers submitted for publication in the 'Academic Papers' section will be subject to strict double-blind review by at least two referees. Papers submitted as Practice Papers, Research Notes and Reports, and Comments and Rejoinders will normally be refereed by one member of the Editorial Board.

(4) Academic Papers should normally be between 7000 to 9000 words and Practice Papers between 2000 and 4000 words in length. Manuscripts should be submitted in English, using UK spellings.

(5) Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided.

(6) Where acronyms are used, their full expression should be given initially.

(7) Authors are asked to ensure that there are no libellous implications in their work.

(8) Figures, tables and other line illustrations should be kept to a minimum. Each should be numbered and titled, with tables numbered consecutively and independently of any figures. Each of these should be provided on separate pages at the end of the document with an indication in the text of where they should appear. All columns should have explanatory headings. They must be in greyscale rather than colour.

(9) Quotations - if the quotation is less than 2/3 lines, then it should be included in the main text enclosed in single quotation marks. If the quotation is more than 2/3 lines, then it should be separated from the main text and indented.

(10) References to other publications must be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. References must follow the style used by the American Psychological Association (APA). Details are available in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, ISBN 1-55798-790-4 and can also be found on this website.

  • References in the text should be cited by the author's name, year of publication, and if a direct quote, page numbers(s) in brackets e.g. (Airey, 1999, p. 22).
  • Where references include two authors, always cite both names every time the reference occurs in the text.
  • Where references include three, four or five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs; in subsequent citations, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al. and the year if it is the first citation of the reference within a paragraph.
  • Where references include six or more authors the form (Airey et al., 1999) should be used.
  • A full list of references including all authors in alphabetical order should be given at the end of the paper. Some basic examples are given here:

Schon, D. (1991). The reflective practitioner. Aldershot: Arena.

Nash, D. (1989). Tourism as a form of imperialism. In V.Smith (Ed.), Hosts and guests: The anthropology of tourism (pp. 37-52). Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Journal article
Tribe, J. (2002). The philosophic practitioner. Annals of Tourism Research, 29, 338-357.

Article in an internet-only journal
Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from

  • For further examples from a wider range of sources, see:
  • Alternatively, import references to EndNote, Reference Manager or similar reference management software, set the style to American Psychological Association as appropriate, and export to the Word file.
  • Authors should check that the reference software has exported them accurately in line with APA requirements.

(11) Authors must not submit a paper which is currently under consideration by any other publication or which has been published elsewhere, unless it is expressly invited or agreed by the Editorial Board. Papers and contributions published become the copyright of the Journal unless otherwise agreed. A signed copy of the copyright agreement must be provided for every manuscript accepted for publication.

(12) It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to quote or reproduce material that has appeared in another publication. This includes both copyright and ownership rights, e.g. photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data.

(13) Contributions are accepted on the strict understanding that the author is responsible for the accuracy of all the contents of the published material. The Editorial Board does not accept any liability for the accuracy of articles. The Journal does not accept responsibility for mistakes, be they editorial or typographical, nor for consequences resulting from them.