Guide for Authors

Guidelines for authors 



Guidelines for authors

  1. All copyrights are reserved to the publisher
  2. The Journal is not financially obliged to the authors in return for any sort or means of publication
  3. All types of liability related to the articles –published by the Journal– are attributable to the author and/or contributor. The Journal, however, is not in the state of being liable for what is published in it.
  4. Articles–submitted to the Journal– should not be previously published in any sort or currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  5. The articles should represent a genuine contribution to knowledge, e.g. original research, methodology or conceptual piece and will be peer- reviewed for the following: clarity in language, style, purpose, methodology; and practicality of conclusions/findings.
  6. Manuscript text should preferably have a succinct introduction (indicating the study’s aim, scope, importance and the problem/questions which it would tackle– as well as the gab which it is supposed to fill in relevant literature), literature review, methods, results and discussion, implications/conclusion. Exceptions of this structure is limited to conceptual papers, critical reviews or research notes.
  7. Should any data (i.e. writing, table, figure, image, etc.) be cited from another source (whether printed or electronic), a reference (whether in text or as an endnote) should be made to such a source. Literal quotation should, besides being referred to, be given between quotation marks.
  8. Any absence of referring to and/or giving credit to other sources will be taken as a case of plagiarism and would negatively affect the author’s chance to get any of his/her future work considered by us
  9. Non-scholarly sources, such as the many online encyclopedias and forums should not be cited as reference.
  10. 12. Manuscripts should be prepared using British English. Manuscripts should be typed in MS Word, font 12, Times New Roman for articles written in foreign languages, and font 12, Simplified Arabic for those written in Arabic
  11. All text and endnotes should be single-spaced (no extra space should be inserted all the article through)
  12. The title of the article must be written in 14 ptbold for English and Arabic manuscripts. All major headings and subheadings should be bold and must be typed in 12 pt bold (preceded with numerals) for English and Arabic manuscripts. Both should not be italicized, underlined, and followed with punctuation (e.g. :-).
  13. All paragraphs, except the first one (which directly follows a heading or a subheading) must be indented
  14. Punctuation marks (e.g. full stop, comma, colon, and semi-colon) must follow directly the last letter of the word preceding any of them.
  15. No space should separate between the parentheses and the words they enclose.
  16. Neither various styles, nor different font sizes should be applied.
  17. Only one style should be applied in writing dates, names of historical figures, places, etc.
  18. Short forms and contractions such as “isn’t” and “shouldn’t” must be avoided, also it is preferable to use the word ‘and’ instead of the symbol &.
  19. Titles like Dr or Prof. should not be used- whether in the text, endnotes or before the author’s name.
  20. For bracketing, only parentheses ( ) should be used.
  21. Only a single quotation marks ‘ ’ are to be used.
  22. Dash – should be used between dates as well as page number successions (140-150).
  23. Referring to tables and figures in Arabic papers should be as follows: Table ( ) figure ( ) and in English papers should be as follows: (Table 7  Fig. 3.). Title of table should be written in normal font on top of the table as follows:

Table 1

Number of tourists in Egypt year.

and the source should be written under the table. Table format should be normal. In figures, title should be written under the figure in normal font as follows:  Fig. 3.  Tourist product life cycle.

  1. All diagrams/figures/tables/equations must be numbered and inserted as close as possible to where they are required with headings. All tables and figures must thus be embedded in the main document.
  2. Referencing style

A-    Arabic references, Arabic references should be given as follows:

v  محمد، مدحت جابر (2004)، "جغرافية السياحة والترويح"،  الأنجلو المصرية، القاهرة، ص 99 . وفى حالة تعدد الصفحات ص ص 88-90  أو ص ص 108، 98، 95.

B-    Foreign references

The JAAUTH uses the conventional Harvard referencing technique. The reference list should be arranged in alphabetical order. Follow examples provided below. Note: always provide citation page number(s) in the text for quoted material from a published source. The reference list should include only those cited in the manuscript text.


v In-text citations:

Tourism development……(Horn, 1990) or (Peters, 2018; Swart and Bob, 2009). Or According to Horn (1990). In case of three or more authors, use et al. (Anders et al., 2010) or Anders et al. (2010)

v List of references:

ü  Journal articles: 

  • Anderson, W. (2013). Leakages in the Coastal Systems: Case of Zanzibar. Tourism Review, 68 (1), 62-75.
  • Al Busaidi, M., Bose, S. and Claereboudt, M. (2019). Sea Turtles Tourism in Oman: Current Status and Future Prospects. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 19 (3), 321-336.

ü  Books:
Cooper, C. and Wanhill, S. (1997). Tourism Development Environmental and Community issues. London. Wiley Publishing, UK.

ü  Book chapter in edited book:

Hall, C. M. & Jenkins, J. (2004). Tourism and Public Policy. In A. Lew, C. M. Hall, & A. Williams (Eds.), A companion to tourism (pp. 425–540). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

ü  Internet source:

When online material is used, a reference should be given to its published (pdf) version. Should this be unavailable, adequate information on the site should be given so that the reader can have an easy access to it. Instead of giving the site name only, the full URL for the information should be provided. For instance, if the information is acquired from the site of United Nations World Tourism Organization, the reference to the information should not be: Rather, it should be: United Nations World Tourism Organization. (2017). Tourism highlights: 2017 edition. Available at, [Retrieved March 04 2020].


  • References should be given as endnotes at the end of the article. Double spacing should be avoided between each two successive endnotes.
  • In the text, endnote numbers should be superscript and not included between parentheses. It should be given directly (not preceded with any space) after a punctuation mark. Example: Tourism and Hotels.1
  • Note numbers should not be inserted manually but using the facility in MS Word toolbar.
  • A note number should not be attached to the title of the article. However, if there is need to include a reference to give credit to someone or so, an asterisk * should be used. In the endnote, a reference should be presented before endnote 1.
  1. Drawing
    The size of the drawings given should be at least double the size they will take when published. Also, they should be drawn correctly. Any captions inside the drawing itself should be printed (not hand-written). If the drawings contain pdf versions of published figures, these should be clear.
  2. Images:
    Any images should be scanned with dpi 300 resolution, if the actual size is desired. However, if a larger size is needed, higher resolution should be applied.
  3. An abstract of between 150-250 words (in English and another one in Arabic) should be included and preferably structured as follows: (1) Study objective (What is the study objective); (2) Method (What approach/method was used in conducting the research?; (3) Results (highlight the key results and conclusions drawn), (4) Implications (summarize the implications of the study); and (5) Value (clearly state the key contribution of the paper, e.g., what is novel or unique?. Do not cite references in the abstract. Provide a maximum of up to five (5) keywords suitable for indexing.
  4. Manuscripts submitted to the JAAUTH should be written using this template  
  5. Note: The editorial board will not be able to send the manuscripts to be considered by the academic referees unless they correspond to the above guidelines.
  6. A manuscript is to be submitted on a (