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ICHRIE Research Reports

Sponsored by Penn State School of Hospitality Management

Translating Research Implications to applications: Industry’s commentary 

The purpose of the ICHRIE Research Reports is to generate a series of peer-reviewed research reports that are based on academic research findings, and targeted towards industry practitioners and policymakers. ICHRIE Research Reports translate academic research findings into practical applications.

ICHRIE Research Reports interpret the extensive academic research of the ICHRIE community to inform industry practice and policymakers. These research reports also place ICHRIE in the strategic forefront of generating and widely disseminating translational research in the hospitality and tourism industries.

The ICHRIE Research Reports are electronically published with open access to all ICHRIE members. There is a nominal fee for non-ICHRIE members to support processing and publication costs. 

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Target Audience: The target audiences for the Research Reports are industry practitioners, policy formulators, and others that are interested in practical implications of research conducted in the hospitality and tourism disciplines. The Research Reports must ensure scientific rigor in theoretical/conceptual arguments and methodological approach. The authors are encouraged to review some of the following resources on translational research – or basic and scientific research translated into practical applications for decision-makers.

  • What is translational research?
  • Translational Research in Social Sciences

Format: All submissions for the ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports category must be in the following format.
1. Report submission

  • Main Report – Structured abstract, Introduction, Background, Research Methodology (in brief), Findings and Solutions, Implications for Practice or Policy, Future Research. Main report must place emphasis on findings, solutions, and implications more so than other background and research methodology. These two section can be elaborated in Annex I. The main report only (except the structured abstract and all Annexes) should not exceed 2,000 words.
  • ** i.    Structured Abstract: The structured abstract should be no more than 500 words without the title and references. It must include the following: Introduction, relevance and significance of the topic, brief background, brief methodological approach, key findings, and implications for practice or policy (translational aspect of the basic research). The abstract should answer the ‘who, what, why, where, when and how’ questions that would be answered by a press release.
  • Annex 1 – Theoretical Underpinnings, Methodological Approach, and cited references.
  • Cited references in the main report and citations in Annex 1 should follow APA style.
  • Additional Annex – Authors may include additional Annexes as they see appropriate to support the research report. These should be chronologically numbered.

2. Font – Times New Roman, 12pt font.
3. Line spacing of 1.5.
4. All headings should follow APA format.

Also see the template formats. All reports must conform to this format before the publication is reviewed.

Submission, Review, and Acceptance

  • Submissions: All Research Reports must be submitted online through the EasyChair platform. Prior to submission, complete the pre-submission form at A link to EasyChair will be sent upon completion.
    • Review: Up to 3 editorial board members (more as necessary) will conduct a blind-review of the Research Report submissions.  The Editor will assess these reviews and make the final decision of acceptance or rejection. The authors will be allowed to revise and resubmit the report based on reviewer comments. The first review cycle is likely to take up to 3-4 weeks. Authors will have no longer than 4 weeks to resubmit the revised versions at every successive review cycle.
    Acceptance: Upon acceptance, the research reports will be eligible for the following:
    • Selected reports will be invited to present at the research track of ICHRIE’s professional development academy.
    • Cross postings of the ICHRIE research report link on various stakeholder websites.
    • Electronic, open access on the CHRIE website for all ICHRIE members. All members will be sent a web link for the research report.
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