Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR)

Established in 1976, the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR) plays a major role in incubating, influencing, and inspiring hospitality and tourism research. JHTR publishes original research that clearly advances theoretical development and offers practical value for hospitality and tourism ecosystems. JHTR strives to publish research with IMPACT – JHTR publications are expected to be Innovative, Meaningful, Practically relevant, Academically rigorous, Cross-disciplinary, and Theory-focused. Read the complete description of our guiding editorial principles.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editors, Dr. Peter Kim, Dr. Li Miao, and Dr. Jean-Pierre van der Rest

 A vision for the future

Incubate, inspire, and influence hospitality and tourism research: The updated Journal description and editorial principles reflect a vision for the future of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (JHTR). “We are excited that the new statements clearly convey our vision and will provide some specific guidance for authors, reviewers, and readers of JHTR,” said the proud editors of the Journal.

Established in 1976, JHTR has played a major role in incubating, influencing, and inspiring hospitality and tourism research for 45 years. In the fall months of 2021, a task force comprised of editors, associate editors, and board members from JHTR made a collaborative effort to review the existing Journal statements and update as necessary to reflect a collective vision for the future of JHTR. The editors state that “JHTR strives to publish research with IMPACT – JHTR publications are expected to be Innovative, Meaningful, Practically relevant, Academically rigorous, Cross-disciplinary, and Theory-focused.”

The task force members also identified several initiatives and priorities that were categorized into JHTR’s three focus areas (incubate, influence, and inspire). The editors will work closely with the JHTR editorial board to build upon these focus areas in the coming months and formulate implementation strategies. At the conclusion of the task force meetings, the editors stated that they are humbled to be reminded once again how many members of the ICHRIE academy share their commitment and passion for the future of JHTR.

Jump on over to the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research’s home page ( to review the updated journal description and editorial principles. The editors, Peter Kim, Li Miao, and Jean-Pierre van der Rest, welcome your comments: [email protected].

Criteria for evaluation include:

  • significance in contributing new knowledge,
  • conceptual quality,
  • appropriate methodology,
  • technical competence (of theoretical argument and/or data analysis), and
  • clarity of exposition.

The current team of editors, Dr. Peter Kim, Dr. Li Miao, and Dr. Jean-Pierre van der Rest, are committed to building on the journal’s rich legacy of being a highly regarded journal in the hospitality and tourism field. Readers can count on finding some of the best theory-building research published in JHTR. Together with the editorial board (Editorial Board: Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research: SAGE Journals (, the editors are striving to provide meaningful reviews and timely decisions to our submitting authors. Over the years, JHTR has accepted papers from over 40 countries. We welcome submissions from all scholars seeking to advance the journal’s impact and global reach.


2023 RESEARCH MARATHON - The ICHRIE Research Committee invites conference attendees to participate in the 2023 Research Marathon at ICHRIE is scheduled for 19 July from 9:00 AM to Noon in Room Grand Canyon 5 at the JW Marriott in Phoenix, AZ, USA.

There are five teams presenting on below topics:

  • Robots as co-workers, employees, and service delivery in the hotel industry: A 360-degree insights from employees, managers, and hotel customers
  • ESG Reporting and Ratings in the Hospitality Industry
  • Exploring inclusivity issues and information-searching behaviors of travelers with disabilities:
  • Integration of information creators’ and readers’ perspectives
  • The roadmap to effective competitiveness: The fuzzy data analyses
  • Inclusive menu design: DEI perspective

It is the third 2023 CHRIE Global Research Marathon in collaboration with JHTR.

Objectives are:

  1. Foster research that advances theoretical and scholarly publications
  2. Create international sharing/collaboration space for members
  3. Stimulate scholarly activities among this scholarly community
  4. Provide close collaborating opportunities with journal editors
  5. Receive feedback from fellow scholars worldwide throughout different stages of research development
2022 Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research Award Winners
2022 Best Reviewer of the Year

Ken Butcher, Mae Fah Luang University
Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast

2022 Best Article of the Year

To Partner with Human or Robot? Designing Service Coproduction Processes for Willingness to Pay More by Laura Wu, Alei Fan, Zeya He and EunSol Her Emotional Dissonance Among Frontline Hospitality Employees: An Exploratory Study Examining Habituation Theory Using fMRI 

Woosik Danny Choi, Kyonggi University

2022 Best JHTR Article of the Year - Highly Commended

Timothy Kelley, Texas Tech University

Eric Walden, Texas Tech University
Barent McCool, Texas Tech University
Michael O'Boyle, Texas Tech University

2022 Best JHTR Article of the Year - Highly Commended

Resource Similarity, Market Commonality, and Spatial Distribution of Hotel Competitive Sets

Zvi Schwartz, University of Delaware
Timothy Webb, University of Delaware

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Journal Metrics
JHTR’s 2-year impact factor is 5.161 (Q1, Impact Factor Best Quartile), and its CiteScore is 7.900 (Q1, CiteScore Best Quartile) for 2020. In 2020, JHTR is ranked 13 out of 124 for Tourism, Leisure, and Hospitality Management journals according to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR).


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