The Journal of Advances in Food and Hospitality and Tourism

Invitation to participate in the new on-line open-access Journal

Advances in Food, Hospitality and Tourism

The Journal of Advances in Food, Hospitality and Tourism is a new on-line, open-access journal which is free for readers and authors. The Journal aims to disseminate major trends and developments in a variety of disciplines as they apply to the food, hospitality and tourism industries. The range of topics covered by the journal includes:

current trends in food science and technology

human nutrition and physiology;

hospitality practices and trends;

niche tourism;

tourism management and planning;

supply chain dynamics and sustainability;

In addition to the double-blind refereed papers and research notes, the journal publishes discussion papers on all of the above areas as well as a broader section on education and training.

There will be five volumes of the journal published each year; October, January, March, June, August, although special volumes maybe published at any time depending upon volume of paper submissions. The editors are aiming at an average turnaround of three months between submission of a manuscript and publication, making the Journal one of the quickest methods of disseminating your research.

We would be delighted to  consider your manuscript for publication in the journal and hope you will be able to contribute to the first issues of the publication planned for October 2009 and January 2010.

Professor Charles Brennan      Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Tim Knowles                      Manchester Metropolitan University

Authors Guidelines Page

Advances in Food Hospitality and Tourism.

– An Online International Journal

Author guidelines

Editorial objectives
The journal aims to encourage staff, postgraduate students, researchers and external experts to publish articles and discussions on all aspects of food, hospitality and tourism.  The journal will enable those concerned to keep up to date with current research throughout the world.

Editorial scope
A broad range of aspects relating to food, hospitality and tourism including those with a scientific, management and educational focus.

The reviewing process
All articles submitted will be subject to review.  Research papers will undergo double-blind reviews and discussion/commentary papers single-blind reviews.  Further opinions may be sought.  Once papers have been reviewed, reviewers’ comments will be returned to the original author.  Where appropriate, authors will be encouraged to revise the paper and to resubmit it for further consideration.  Editors may use computer software to monitor the authenticity of submissions.

All articles submitted to the journal should be original and must not be submitted elsewhere. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that written copyright permission has been obtained where necessary. By submitting an article, discussion or commentary paper the authors agree and accept to indemnify Manchester Metropolitan University in all respects, including costs against breach of copyright. The copyright of published papers lies jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University and the authors.

Manuscript requirements 
All papers should be submitted electronically as *.doc files using Microsoft Office or word software. Submitted manuscripts should be in Ariel, font size 12, fully justified and aligned using standard, default margins (2.54cm).

All papers must include a title page consisting of:

  • Full title (no more than 12 words)
  • The author(s) full name
  • Affiliation
  • E-mail address
  • Contact details
  • A brief professional biography

Papers should be written using English. For research and discussion papers an abstract must be provided.  This must outline the purpose of the article, the approach adopted and key findings. Ideally the abstract should be 200-250 words.  Key words should be provided (up to six).

Research papers (up to 5000 words)

Research papers may take the form of conceptual or applied research papers.  Also welcomed are papers presenting findings from short/pilot projects, dissertations, and larger research projects. If the author is presenting the work of a student, the student’s written permission must be obtained and the student acknowledged as a co-author.

Discussion papers (up to 2000 words)

Discussion papers may take the form of a short literature review or a general article, which may include a conceptual or viewpoint discussion.

Commentaries (up to 1000 words)

Commentary papers may include the application of teaching pedagogies/professional development courses to practice.  Specific case studies may also be included. Unlike the research and discussion papers commentaries may be written in the first person and active tense.

Structuring and referencing the article

Subheadings should be incorporated within the article to make it more reader-friendly.

Figures and tables, where included, must have clear titles.  Titles should be placed below figures and above tables and labelled using Roman Numerals. All figures should be scaled so that text can be read easily where applicable.  Please embed Tables and Figures within the main body of the paper and do not position them at the end. Figures and tables should be submitted as separate files to that of the main body.

The modified Harvard system should be used. A guide to this can be found at:

At the end of the paper in the main reference list, publications should be placed in alphabetical order of authors’ surnames.  When papers are written by three authors or more, all authors’ names must be listed in the final reference list but in the body of the paper only the first author should be listed followed by et al.

Please submit all articles to Professor Charles Brennan –

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