Guide for Authors
1. Submission of Manuscripts

Three (3) hard copies of manuscripts should be sent to the Editor-in Chief. A soft copy of the
article in RTF or MS Word compatible format should also be submitted with fi nal revised version
of manuscript.

2. Preparati on of Manuscripts
The following instructions should be observed in preparing manuscripts. Articles that do not
conform to these instructions may be returned to their authors for appropriate revision or may
be delayed in the review process.
2.1 Readability
Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (British
or American English throughout). The editors can not undertake wholesale revisions of
poorly written papers. Every paper must be free of unnecessary jargons and must be clearly
readable by any specialist in Tourism management related disciplines. The abstract should
be written in an explanatory style that will also be comprehensible to readers who are not
experts in the subject matter.

2.2 General format
Articles should be typed double-spaced on one side of A4 paper using Times New Roman
font. Margins of 3cm should be allowed on each side.
The order of the manuscript should be as follows: Title, Author(s), Abstract, Keywords,
Main text (Introduction, Review of Literature, Defi nitions (if any), Materials and Methods,
Results, Discussion), Acknowledgements (if any), References, Appendix (if any). This
structure of the main text is not obligatory, but the paper must be logically presented. Footnotes
should be avoided. The main text must be written with font size 12, justify, fi rst indent 0.5
cm. Within each main section, two levels of subheadings are allowed and the titles must be
with bold, bold and italic, italic respectively.
The manuscript should contain the following information:

a. Title

Title should be brief and informative. The title should refl ect the most important aspects
of the article, in a preferably concise form of not more than 100 characters and spaces.
Font size 14, capital letters, center alignment.
b. By-line
Names (size 11), e-mail and addresses of the authors. Phone and fax number should be
also given (size 11, italic). No inclusion of scientifi c titles is necessary. In case of more than
two authors, the corresponding author should be indicated with * in superscript. Authors
from different institutions must be labeled with numbers in superscript after their names.
c. Abstract
A summary of the problem, the principal results and conclusions should be provided in
the abstract. The abstract must be self-explanatory, preferably typed in one paragraph
and limited to maximum of 250 words. It should not contain formulas, references or
d. Keywords
Keywords should not exceed fi ve, not including items appearing in the title. The keywords
should be supplied indicating the scope of the paper. Size 10, italic, justify.
Authors should include Abbreviations and Nomenclature listings when necessary
e. Introduction
The introduction must clearly state the problem, the reason for doing the work, the
hypotheses or theoretical predictions under consideration and the essential background.
It should not contain equations or mathematical notation. The Introduction should also
contain a brief survey of the relevant literature, so that a non-specialist reader could
understand the signifi cance of the presented results. Section numbering and headings
begin here.
f. Materials and Methods
The Materials and Methods should provide suffi cient details to permit repetition of the
experimental or survey work. The technical description of methods should be given when
such methods are new.
g. Results
Results should be presented concisely. Only in exceptional cases will it be permissible
to present the same set of results in both table and fi gure. The results section should not
be used for discussion.
h. Discussion
Discussion should point out the signifi cance of the results, and place the results in the
context of other work and theoretical background.
i. Acknowledgement (if any)
Acknowledgement should be placed in a separate paragraph at the end of the text,
immediately before the list of references. It may include funding information too.
j. References
Publications cited in the text should be listed in a separate page of references. In the list
of references, the arrangement should be alphabetical; all co-authors should be cited. The
following style should be adhered to in writing references:

Akama, J. 1996. Western environmental values and nature-based tourism in Kenya. Tourism Management 17: 567-574.

Atwood, R.O. and D.W. Osgood. 1987. Cooperation in group treatment programs for incarcerated adolescents”. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 17 (11): 969-989.

Benveniste, G. 1989. Mastering the Politics of Planning: Crafting Credible Plans and Policies that Make a Difference. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bramwell, B., and A. Sharman. 2000. Approaches to sustainable tourism planning and community participation: the case of the Hope Valley. In G. Richards and D. Hall (Eds.). Tourism and Sustainable Community Development.
London: Routledge, pp. 17-36

Bramwell, B., I. Henry, G. Jackson, and J. van der Straaten. 1996. A framework for understanding sustainable tourism”. In B. Bramwell, I. Henry, G. Jackson, A.G. Prat, G. Richards and J. van der Straaten (Eds.) Sustainable Tourism Management: Principles and Practice. Tilburg: Tilburg University Press, pp. 23-71

Brandon, K. 1993. “Basic Steps toward encouraging local participation in nature tourism projects”. In K. Lindberg and D.E. Hawkins (Eds.). Ecotourism, a Guide for Planners and Managers. Vermon: The Ecotourism Society, North Bennington.

Haywood, K.M. 1993. Sustainable development for tourism: a commentary with an organizational perspective. In J.G.Nelson, R. Butler, and G. Wall (Eds.). Tourism and Sustainable Development: Monitoring, Planning, Managing.Heritage Resources Centre Joint Publication Number 1, Waterloo, Canada: Department of Geography, University of Waterloo, pp. 23-41.

Sustainable Tourism Info Sheets. 2004. What is Sustainable Tourism? In Sustainable Tourism Info Sheets. (Online).
Available: eco.tour/whatis-sustour.html, 3 March 2004.

k. Tables
All Tables should be typed on a separate page and numbered consecutively according to
their sequence in the text. The text should include references to all tables. Vertical lines
are not allowed but horizontal lines should be used to separate headings and to demarcate
the limits of the table. A short descriptive title should be given at the top.
l. Figures
This should be produced with a good printer. The title of each fi gure should be given at
the bottom. One original plus three copies should be sent.
m. Photographs
Photographic illustrations must be glossy, original prints mounted on light card. They
should be identifi ed in pencil on the reverse side. All illustrations should be in black and
white; however authors who want to publish coloured illustrations will bear the cost of
producing such illustrations.

3. Assessment
All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent referees. Papers accepted for
publication by the editorial board are subject to editorial revision. Where an article is found
publishable a publication levy of one thousand Baht (THB 1,000) will be charged for articles
that do not exceed 12 pages. Any additional pages will attract two hundred and fi fty Baht (THB
250) per page. Authors of accepted articles will be expected to submit two hard copies of the
corrected version of their paper and an electronic copy in CD.

4. Copyright
A copy of the Publishing Agreement will be sent to authors of papers accepted for publication.
It is the responsibility of the author to obtain written permission for reproducing illustrations or
tables from other published material. The authors will transfer copyright to International Journal
of Agricultural Travel and Tourism. Manuscripts will be processed only after receiving the signed
copy of the Agreement.

5. Correspondence
All manuscripts and correspondence should be sent to:
International Journal of Agricultural Travel and Tourism
School of Tourism Development, Maejo University, Sansai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tel: 66 53 873291 E-mail: Website:
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Publishing process
Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it has not been copyrighted or published, nor is it being submitted for publication elsewhere. Contributions should be written in English. Your submitted manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on originality, academic correctness, relevance, and quality of publication by referees. The review process will normally takes three months. The authors will receive the notification of rejection, acceptance with major revision, acceptance with minor revision, or acceptance with no revision. If accepted, the authors will be given a deadline for the final camera-ready copy of the manuscript.

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