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Focus and Scope

We are primarily interested in publishing interdisciplinary research in the intersection of tourism, hospitality, environmental management, business management, economics, and community which is conducted through qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approach. SAJTH is a premier bi-annual outlet for substantive research in and out of South Asia. We consider research papers, case studies, practitioner papers, technical papers, and book reviews for publication.

Nowadays there are millions of people who have grown up with tourism as a major industry, and they go into traditional businesses and reinvent them for this industry. We are facing the emergence of a completely new service based economy in South Asia and the Asia Pacific in general, in which some industries can disappear while others are likely to be dramatically transformed, and yet others dramatically expand. As for the authors, we would like to see papers from researchers with a deep understanding of tourism and hospitality, and its capabilities, who are not afraid of putting forward new bold ideas and discussing them. The pace of change is so high that communities often do not imagine the full extent of all the opportunities offered by this industry. At the same time, even the most advanced and useful industry is sooner or later confronted with the market, its host community and the laws of economics. We see our potential authors as part of a team, which wants to create a better future with the help of the tourism and hospitality.

Why choose us?

Why should you choose us? We are not simply offering only a publication in this new journal - we are striving to attract people who are eager to participate in the project, and in the experiment of developing sustainable tourism. We are creating a community around the journal that would help academics and practitioners with finding partners for joint research. The journal is refereed and we see our role as providing a platform for research, commentary, and debate of the highest scholarly quality that contributes to the struggle to create a more just and humane world in the Asia Pacific, in which the systematic and continuous exploitation, oppression, and fratricidal struggles that characterize the contemporary sociopolitical order no longer exist, and tourism achieves its full potential.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues a year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published transfer the copyright to the Faculty of Management Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka who grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-ND 4.0). This license permits use, distribution and reproduction, commercial and non-commercial, provided that the original work is properly cited and is not changed anyway.

Archiving Policy

This journal is available for LOCKSS harvesting, to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. See LOCKSS harvesting start page.

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