Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research (JHTR)

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. 


2021 Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research 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 Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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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).

2022 CHRIE Global Research Marathon in collaboration with JHTR is held at the ICHRIE Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. U.S. 

We aim to achieve the following objectives:

  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

This year, we have 11 teams consist of 51 scholars from all around the world. All members are welcome to check out presentations from distinguished scholars in our field.

Join us on Friday, 5 August 2022 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM EST at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel in Meeting Room 4.
See you there!

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