Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR)

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

The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research, both conceptual and empirical, that clearly enhances the theoretical development of the hospitality and tourism field. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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. 

2021 Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Award Winners
2021 Best Manuscript of the Year) Gender Wage Gap in Hospitality, by Xisco Oliver and Maria Sard
2021 Best Reviewers of the Year Professor Carl Boger, University of Houston
Professor Martin Falk,  University of South-Eastern Norway
Professor Kam-hon Leem The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Now are you ready to submit a paper to JHTR?
Review our submission guidelines first: Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research: SAGE Journals (

Journal Metrics
JHTR’s 2-year impact factor is 3.816 and the CiteScore is 6.800. In 2019, JHTR is ranked 7 out of 123 for Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management journals according to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR).


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