Journal of Sustainable Tourism Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

This journal was launched in 1993 to provide a unique insight into the complex and rapidly evolving world of sustainable tourism. Now subscribed to by practitioners, academics and institutions from all continents and from all the major tourism destination nations, it has already become an essential reference tool for the subject. It provides an informed, critical but constructive review of approaches which seek to balance the requirements of tourism and its host communities and habitats. The journal gives its readers up to date information about new research findings, major conceptual and methodological debates, important conferences and new publications. Its regular interviews and dialogues provide access to the views of leading figures, filling in the personalities, interests and ideas of the names behind the development of sustainability in tourism. Quality is ensured by rigorous peer evaluation of each main paper by at least two independent referees.

Current impact factor: 1.93

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 5.70
Immediacy index 0.77
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.00
Website Journal of Sustainable Tourism website
Other titles Journal of sustainable tourism (Online), Sustainable tourism
ISSN 0966-9582
OCLC 44520978
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism 01/2016; 24(1).
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    ABSTRACT: In the quarter of a century since the release of the 1987 Brundtland Report, sustainable tourism has emerged as the dominant paradigm in tourism development. However, the debate, discourse, and criticism of this subfield of tourism research continues. To address such concerns the purpose of this paper is to explore trends and patterns in sustainable tourism research over the past 25 years. A 25-year bibliometric analysis was conducted for the four highest ranked journals in the tourism field. Results indicate that the growth in sustainable tourism research has been remarkable, with 492 papers published in these four journals and almost half of these in the last two years of the analysis. The largest proportion of papers published on sustainable tourism was case studies, empirical studies, and critical reviews. This study found that while the theoretical and methodological approaches appear to have matured over time, the subjects and themes in sustainable tourism research, with some exceptions, have remained constant. However, the field is clearly maturing with a move away from definitional and conceptual papers to papers focused on testing and applying theory through empirical research.
    Journal of Sustainable Tourism 12/2015; 23(4):517-535. DOI:10.1080/09669582.2014.978790
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    ABSTRACT: The Carpathian Basin is one of the most vulnerable European regions in terms of potential climate change impacts on biodiversity. Its wide range of tourism activities make it uniquely suitable for assessing the effects of climate change on tourism. This research sought to create a Tourism Adaptation Portfolio (TAP) for the Szentendre micro-region in Hungary and to assemble an adaptation toolbox for current and future use by tourism organizations. The TAP contains practical, easy to implement solutions for key stakeholders in the sector by adaptation type (technology, management, behavior, education, policy). Surveys of local tourism suppliers showed that 70% said they were well informed, largely by the Internet, but 55% admitted to not knowing enough. The methodology outlined here is transferable and the process can be replicated elsewhere, supporting other regions in becoming climate-friendly tourism destinations, creating opportunities for uniquely positioning a region for consumers. The article provides a concise overview of tourism provider attitudes assessed through a questionnaire, shedding light on points of intervention, willingness to pay, main barriers and suitable adaptation instruments. The adaptive capacity of stakeholders is also discussed, which is indispensable for implementing successful practices in adaptation and maintaining the current level of environmental services.
    Journal of Sustainable Tourism 09/2015; 23(3):477-496. DOI:10.1080/09669582.2014.969735
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    ABSTRACT: Mountain destinations are often managed not only to support tourism and recreation but also to maintain a range of sensitive ecological processes and services. Resource use and management activities in mountain destinations are manifestations of various representations of mountain landscapes that may contribute to tension and conflicts, or collaboration and learning between stakeholders of mountain destinations. Adaptive co-management (ACM) that adopts a social learning model to forge collaborative natural resource management provides one approach to managing complex and dynamic social-ecological systems in mountain destinations. Social representations (SR) theory, as a theory of social knowledge and social change, offers one theoretical lens with which to gain insights into the representations that different stakeholders ascribe to mountain landscapes and to assist in developing functioning ACM. The utility of SR theory for ACM arrangements is examined using a case study that explores the representations of the mountain landscape within Yushan National Park (YNP) in Taiwan from the perspectives of three resource user groups: committed mountaineers, professional guides, and mountain tourists. The study findings are used to demonstrate how the processes of representations and dialogical antinomies embedded in representations can impede or facilitate stakeholder interactions in ACM.
    Journal of Sustainable Tourism 08/2015; DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1062018
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism 08/2015; 23(7):990-1010. DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1042482
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism 08/2015; 23(7):1095-1113. DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1044535
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism 08/2015; DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1062016
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism 08/2015; DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1062017
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    ABSTRACT: The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2013�2014 was the most comprehensive analysis of anthropogenic climate change, its impacts, and potential responses. It concluded that climate change is “unequivocal” and human activities are the dominant cause. Avoidance of “dangerous” climate change will require sustained substantial reductions of emissions by mid-century and that net emissions decrease to zero before 2100. This paper describes, reviews and explains the place of tourism in AR5 and AR5’s relevance for tourism’s future, including impacts, adaptation, vulnerabilities, and mitigation. Tourism’s position in AR5 has strengthened, particularly with respect to the recognition of transboundary impacts, the sector’s contribution to climate change and its mitigation requirements. Major regional knowledge gaps persist. A lack of understanding of the integrated impacts of climate change and the effectiveness of adaptation strategies potentially hinders the development of resilient tourism operations and destinations. Uncertainties regarding tourist response to climate change impacts and mitigation policy impede predictions of tourism demand. The implications of different decarbonization pathways for the future of international tourism represent a key knowledge gap. The limited response of key tourism organizations to AR5 contributes to the risks climate change poses to the sector.
    Journal of Sustainable Tourism 07/2015; DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1062021
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1038101
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1037841
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    ABSTRACT: Peak Oil, the peaking of global oil production, is a collective risk highly relevant to the tourism sector. Public discourse on Peak Oil, however, is limited. To better understand what “sense” tourism experts make of Peak Oil, and provide a platform for future debate and action, this research used the theory of social representation to explore core and peripheral elements that constitute Peak Oil representations and help tourism stakeholders to conceptualize and address this issue. Using free association methodology, 101 tourism experts worldwide provided up to five words and three mental images describing their thoughts and feelings about Peak Oil. The analysis highlights the importance of economic impacts and alternative energy sources, as well as anchoring effects to more established concepts such as sustainability and climate change. Notably, each of the four professional sub-groups approached (academics, consultants, government and industry representatives) had markedly different core beliefs. There was no agreement on whether Peak Oil was concerning or not, and whether action is required by the tourism sector to address negative impacts. This was particularly evident with the industry sub-group. Future research and policy implications are outlined, including the role of the media, and its responsibility to facilitate this discourse.
    Journal of Sustainable Tourism 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/09669582.2015.1042484