About the Journal

Focus and Scope


e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR) is a web-based, bimonthly international research network for tourism professionals.

eRTR provides timely research reports and scheduled e-mails notifying subscribers of research highlights.

eRTR was originally a product of a cooperative project sponsored through alliances between TTRA, CTC and Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Now, eRTR's is managed by the editorial team based at Middlesex University Dubai and published with the continued support of the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University and Texas Digital Libraries. 


eRTR aims to be a world class clearinghouse of applied tourism research for travel and tourism professionals.

eRTR aims to be the leading outlet for disseminating and sharing new tourism information, research highlights, technologies, and methods for professionals throughout the world.


To foster the exchange of applied tourism research information among professionals throughout the world

To stimulate discourse on emerging travel and tourism research issues via an open e-forum

To foster networking within the tourism research community

To provide expert opinion on crucial research issues for the industry

To help eRTR readers advance their professional lives via an increased understanding of existing and new research techniques and methods

Peer Review Process

Peer Review Policy for the e-Review of Tourism Research

All submissions to eRTR will undergo peer review. The objective of the peer review process is two fold. First, the process ensures that all submissions accepted for publication are of a high scholarly standard. Second, the review process provides critical, supportive and constructive feedback to authors. 

Initial manuscript evaluation

The Editors will first evaluate all manuscripts. This evaluation will result in one of three actions:

  1. The paper will be sent to review.
  2. The paper will be returned to authors with recommend revisions required before it can be sent out to reviewers. These can include poor English language composition, not following the journals formatting guidelines.
  3. The paper will be ‘desk rejected’ by the editors, with comments provided to help improve the article for future submission or submission to other journals.

Type of Peer Review

eRTR employs a double blind review, where the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the review process.  Authors should submit a separate title page, and must not include any identifying information in the manuscript itself.  All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers.

Reviewer Selection

Reviewers will be selected based on expertise and experience.  We acknowledge the contributions of reviewers through appointment to the eRTR Editorial Review Board.

Editor’s Decision is Final

Reviewers advise the Editors, however the final decision to accept or reject an article is that of the Editor.

Special Issues

Special issues may have a slightly different review procedure involving guest editors. Authors contributing to special issues will

Becoming a Reviewer for eRTR

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for eRTR please register for an account on our journals.tdl.org/ertr website. Be sure to add your clear areas of expertise, and to 'check' the box for 'reviewers'.  Reviewers must register themselves with the journal system.

Then please contact the journal by emailing ereviewtourismresearch@gmail.com with your name, affiliation, areas of expertise, and contact details.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.