A New, Regular Companion Issue from Journal of Ecotourism
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Tourism ethics has been identified as the next major platform in tourism studies research (Macbeth, 2005), particularly in areas such as human good/ bad and right/ wrong behaviour (e.g., tourism business ethics), animal ethics (e.g., how animals are being used in the tourism industry), and environmental ethics (e.g., ecocentric philosophies and tourism growth). All of these research areas are escalating in importance, and all deserving of an outlet in the tourism studies realm.
Journal of Ecotourism is launching Journal of Tourism Ethics as a regular companion to JOE which will focus on papers and reviews of all themes specific to the aforementioned areas. The intent is to provide an essential medium for the study and practice of a more responsible and sustainable tourism. Papers that focus on moral theory, specifically, will be especially attractive to the journal and readership in an effort to advance this sub-field of tourism research. One edition of the Journal of Tourism Ethics will be published each year as a companion to the Journal of Ecotourism.
The chief aims of the Journal of Tourism Ethics are as follows:
• To support a range of different perspectives on ethics and tourism through the use of theory.
• To be interdisciplinary and inclusive in approach.
• To employ a critical lens in the investigation and conceptualization of tourism and its various pros and cons.
• To not be limited to a few specific areas of tourism research, but rather to be accepting of research that investigates a broad range of different types of tourism.
• To expand this type of research for the purpose of challenging the conventional mindset in tourism studies and practice.
Journal of Tourism Ethics will accept full-length papers, book reviews, research notes and other commentaries that conform to the aims of the regular issue, as above. An additional section will be introduced that allows scholars to introduce new terminology to the tourism studies lexicon. These terms will have had a significant impact in other philosophical and disciplinary domains, but will not as of yet be firmly entrenched in tourism studies. The intent is to broaden our set of ideas and knowledge in further enriching the tourism studies landscape.