Current Issues in Asian Tourism:
A new regular companion issue from Current Issues in Tourism
Janet Chang (National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan)
Chang Tou Chuang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Peiyi Ding (Griffith University, Australia)
Carolin Funck (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Bao Jigang (Sun Yat-sen University, PR China)
Alan A. Lew (Northernl Arizona University, United States of America)
Miguela Mena (University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines)
Paolo Mura (Taylor’s University, Malaysia)
Ghazali Musa (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Girish Prayag (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Wantanee Suntikul (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Van Dao Truong (National Economics University, Vietnam & North-West University, South Africa)
Bihu (Tiger) Wu (Peking University, PR China)
Jie Zhang (University of Nanjing, PR China)
Aims and Scope
Current Issues in Tourism is launching Current Issues in Asian Tourism, a regular companion to the journal which will focus on papers and reviews of Asian tourism and comprise three extra issues in the journal annually. This very much reflects other Routledge journal initiatives where companions are being developed such as the Journal of Sports Sciences. The other reason for this initiative is the fact that Current Issues in Tourism is receiving an increasing number of submissions from Asia and more generally, investment in tourism education and research in Asian Universities is growing with a growing number of tourism academics and programmes in the region looking for publishing outlets.
Current Issues in Asian Tourism encourages in-depth discussion and critique of key questions within the subject as they relate to Asia. It offers a readable format for extended peer-reviewed papers, commentaries, letters and reviews, all designed to spark off further debate. It contains both applied and theoretical work that addresses tourism inquiry, method and practice. Lively and rigorous, it welcomes contributions from the broad gamut of subjects that make up the stuff of tourism studies in Asia.
Current Issues in Asian Tourism is designed to be accessible to both new and experienced researchers and practitioners. The principal aims of the companion are to:
- encourage the full range of approaches which are available to the study of tourism in Asia;
- bring together researchers from different subject backgrounds for interdisciplinary and post-disciplinary debate on Asian issues related to tourism, hospitality, events and cognate subjects;
- provide a basis for the development of critical approaches to the study of Asian tourism;
- disseminate new approaches, concepts, frameworks, methods, models and practices which may be developed in the study of tourism in Asia; and promote new Asian tourism research.
We aim for a rapid turnaround of submissions and encourages short commentaries and rejoinders. In addition to normal length submissions, Current Issues in Asian Tourism also welcomes extended peer-reviewed papers on a single topic that combine detailed literature reviews with substantive empirical research and/or policy analysis. All papers are peer-reviewed. We also welcome supplementary material in the form of video, audio, photographs and additional information about data that can be placed online that is not otherwise included in the paper.
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