Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of the Tourism and Cultural Heritage (TCH) is to provide the platform for exchange of scientific progress in the field of Tourism, Cultural Heritage, Earth Sciences and Biology in Tourism, and to do so at the highest possible level. The TCH also aims to facilitate the application of new scientific knowledge to the daily practice of the concerned disciplines and addresses both researchers and academics.

The TCH publishes original contributions, case reports and review articles. Its scope encompasses: tourism, cultural heritage, earth sciences and biology in tourism. 

Why submit

  • Fast and fair peer review by international experts in the field
  • Fast editing process
  • Worldwide distribution and promotion of the scientific achievements on the international forum
  • Articles abstracted by online indexing services and databases


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The Tourism and Cultural Heritage (TCH) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, article-based, international, scientific Journal, that publishes full-length articles on tourism, cultural heritage, earth sciences and biology in tourism. Journal accepts original research articles, case reports and review articles.

All manuscripts received by the Editor are considered as confidential documents. A notification of receiving the manuscript is sent by e-mail to the corresponding author.

All manuscripts are subjected to pre-screening by the Editor in Chief and can be rejected at this stage or returned for corrections before evaluation (if they do not meet the criteria given in the Instruction to Authors, including language quality or are out of the scope of TCH). After passing the pre-screening stage the manuscripts are sent to at least two qualified outside referee, but the editors themselves may also act as reviewers. Reviewers are from behind of scientific unit in which is affiliated author of the publication. Papers that do not conform to the general aims and scope of the journal will, however, be returned immediately without review. Tourism and Cultural Heritage uses double blinded review process. The names of the reviewers will not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper, and the names of authors will not be disclosed to the reviewers.

The review process lasts approximately 4-8 weeks.


Referees, in confidence, evaluate the manuscript according to the following aspects: Present-day interest, Originality, Adequacy of methodology, Theoretical background, Essential level, Results and interpretation, Importance in its field, Conclusions, Language correctness.

All the above items can be evaluated as Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor. The manuscript can be evaluated as:

- acceptable in its present form

- acceptable after minor revision (no further review required)

- reconsidered after major revision

- not acceptable for publication.

When the review process is finished, a decision e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author, including the comments of the referee(s). Any corrections suggested by the reviewers, should be made within the period of time indicated in the e-mail. If the paper is accepted after major revisions, it will be submitted again for peer review to the same evaluator(s). After a second review of the corrected manuscript, a final decision e-mail concerning publication is sent to the authors. A proof is provided to the corresponding author before the article is published. The checked proof should be returned to the Editorial Office by e-mail within 7 working days.



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.



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