Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The tourism journal aims to be an analytic instrument of presentation for both of the realities from the practice corresponding to the tourist's sector and of the theory rediscovered in the specialized literature of this field.

RDT provides a forum for academics and practitioners to contribute to the body of knowledge on hospitality. Taking into account the dynamic change in industry and consumers with ever more demanding expectations, RDT aims to develop the platform where new theoretical and practical topics are presented.

Our proposal is to reveal the tourism issue from a disciplinary point of view by presenting works with scientific and publishing quality that bring up theories, models and researches, but also analyses concentrated on some phenomena of interest from the tourism area, in a national, European and international perspective.

We will approach and discuss upon different aspects of interest both for the ones who consider the events of the tourism area from an observable perspective and a scientific analyze and for the ones directly concerned in the tourism sector.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The submitted papers are subject of a blinded peer review process, in order to select for publishing the articles meeting the highest possible standards.

In a first step the editor sends the received papers, without the name and affiliation of authors, to two experts in the field, by usign the on-line web management system.

The electronic evaluation form used by reviewers contains a checklist in order to help referees to cover all aspects that can decide the publication.


Characteristics/criteria that can be applied






Adequate enouncing of the paper's title

Relevance of abstract, key words and framing to JEL classification in conformity with the paper's content


Paper's structure is well defined and chosen in accordance with the approached theme

Scientific quality


The paper's novelty level




Originality in approaching the paper's issues






Clarity, concisely character in presenting the paper's content




Sound argumentation of the presented case study




Lack of errors, wrong ideas, ambiguities






The paper's subject is compatible with the magazines' purpose




The used references illustrate the idea of the text






Citations  from international ISI journals




Citations  from international databases journals




Citations  from previous issues of Revista de turism - studii și cercetări în turism




In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions for improvement that are send to the authors, without the names of the reviewers.

All the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors and act independently before, during and after the evaluation process. They have different affiliation, are usually located in different towns/countries, and they are not aware of each other's identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept / reject), the paper is send to a third reviewer.

The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-chief based on the scrutiny of reviewers and the scope of the journal. The Editor-in-chief is responsible for the quality and selection of manuscripts chosen to be published, and the authors are always responsible for the content of each article.

After the reviewing process, authors receive the decision from the editorial board as follows:

  • Accepted
  • Accepted with slight changes
  • Revise and resubmit
  • Rejected (not in compliance with the journal)


Publication Frequency

The journal is published (online and in hard cover) twice a year, in June and December. For the issues published in June, the manuscripts must be submitted online until April the 1st and the ones for the number published in December, until 1st of October.


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

(based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication

"Revista de turism - studii si cercetari in turism" is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

In particular,

Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Policy of screening for plagiarism

Papers submitted to Revista de turism - studii si cercetari in turism will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection tools.

Revista de turism - studii si cercetari in turism will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

ISSN: 1844-2994