Tourism and Development 2017: Active & Sports Tourism: Feel the freedom of water
29th November – 1st December 2017, Brežice, Slovenia

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Author guidelines

Based on the fact that high quality conference papers will be referred to Academica Turistica – Tourism and innovation journal (ISSN 1855-3303) for publishing we are using adapted guidelines from the journal for TAD 2017 conference.

General guidelines

Extended abstracts and full papers are accepted in both American and British English; however, consistency throughout the paper is expected. All extended abstracts and full papers are subject to an initial editorial screening. As a result of this your paper will be either accepted for further consideration or returned for revision. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to have your manuscript proofread.

Full papers should be organized in the following order: title, abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgements, appendixes (as appropriate), and references.

a)   Reviewing: Each manuscript, meeting the technical standards and falling within the aims and scope of the conference, will be subject to double-blind review by two reviewers.

Assessments by the reviewers will be presented anonymously to the author and, in the case of substantial reservations, the article, with the list of corrections needed, will be returned to the author for correction. The corrected copy of the article with the list of corrections on a separate page should be returned to the Editorial Board.

b)   Permissions: Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

c)   Submission declaration: Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published previously (except in the form of abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all its authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if the article submitted is accepted, it will not be published elsewhere, in English or in any other language. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

d)   Conflict of interest: All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

Manuscript preparation

a)   Language and Style: The first author is fully responsible for the language and style in the context of the instructions. A good scientific standard command of grammar and style is expected. The received materials will be printed in black and white.

b)   The length of the articles should not exceed 9,000 words (including tables, figures, and references), double spaced, using Times New Roman font sized 12.

Text formatting: Please, use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.

c)   Miscellaneous: Whenever possible, use the SI units (Système international d’unités).

d) The title page should include the title of the article (no more than 85 characters, including spaces), full name of the author(s), affiliation (institution name and address) of each author clearly identified; linked to each author by use of superscript numbers, corresponding author’s full name, telephone, and e-mail address.

e) The authors are obliged to prepare two abstracts – one short abstract in English and one extended abstract in length of 2000 words for application to the conference.

Short abstract in final paper: The content of the short abstract should be structured into the following sections: purpose, methods, results, and conclusion. It should only contain the information that appears in the text as well. It should contain no reference to figures, tables and citations published in the main text, and should not exceed 250 words.

Extended abstract for application to the conference: The content of the extended abstract should be structured into the following sections: purpose, methods, results, and conclusion. It should only contain the information that appears in the text as well. It should contain key reference and clear explanation about the purpose and structure of proposed research. Please make sure that the extended abstract is not just a short summary it has to clearly show the proposed content. A good extended abstract cannot be shorter than 1000 words and should not exceed 2500 words; the goal for the author(s) must be 2000 words.

f) Beneath the abstract, the authors should supply appropriate Keywords (max 6) in English.

g) The main text should contain a coherent and logical structure preferably following the IMRAD format (Introduction, Methods, Research [and] Discussion). However, other structures are also welcome (e.g. Introduction, Development and Conclusions) as long as the text maintains its logical structure and focus. Acknowledgments are optional.

h) Each Table should be submitted on a separate page after References. Tables should be double-spaced. Each table shall have a brief caption; explanatory matter should be in the footnotes below the table. The table shall contain means and the units of variation (SD, SE, etc.) and must be free of nonsignificant decimal places. Abbreviations used in the tables must be consistent with those used in the text and figures. Definition symbols should be listed in the order of appearance, determined by reading horizontally across the table and should be identified by standard symbols. All tables should be numbered consecutively Table 1, etc.

i) Captions are required for all Figures and shall appear on a separate manuscript page, beneath table captions. Each figure should be saved as a separate file without captions and named as Figure 1, etc. Files should be submitted in *.tiff or *.jpeg format. The minimum object size should be 17x20 cm and a resolution of at least 300 dpi per size is preferred. Combinations of photo–line art and greyscale images should be saved at 600–900 dpi. Lettering (symbols, letters, and numbers) should be between 8 and 12 points, with consistent spacing and alignment. Font face may be Serif (Times Roman) or Sans Serif (Arial). Line width should be ¾ point or greater. Any extra white or black space surrounding the image should be cropped. Ensure that subject-identifying information (i.e., faces, names, or any other identifying features) is cropped out or opaqued. Prior to publication, the author(s) should obtain all necessary authorizations for the publication of the illustrative matter and submit them to the Editorial Board. When referring to the figures and tables in the main text, use the following style: (Figure 1, Table 1). All materials will be printed in black and white.

j) Ensuring a Blind review: You can mention your and other authors' data ONLY in a separate "Authors" document. Main document should NOT INCLUDE any traces of authors' information.

k) References

The journal uses the APA reference system (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed., 2001) see also: The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. References should be complete and contain all the authors (up to six) that have been listed in the title of the original publication. If the author is unknown, start with the title of the work. If you are citing a work that is in print but has not yet been published, state all the data and instead of the publication year write "in print".

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Titles of references written in languages other than English should be additionally translated into English and enclosed within square brackets. Full titles of journals are required (not their abbreviations).

Examples of reference citation in the text:

One author: Tourism innovation specific is mentioned (Walker, 2007) or Walker (2007) had concluded...

Two authors: This result was later contradicted (Walker & Allen, 2008) or Walker and Allen (2008) pointed out...

Three to five authors:

a) first quotation of source: Bradley, Ramirez, and Soo (2009) had found... or (Bradley, Ramirez & Soo, 2009)

b) Second quotation of source: Bradley et al. (2009) or (Bradley et al., 2009)

Six or more authors:

We quote only the first author: Kalthof et al. (1999) or (Kalthof et al., 1999).

If two references with six or more authors shorten to the same form, cite the surnames of the first authors and of as many of the subsequent authors as necessary to distinguish the two references, followed by a coma and et al.

List several authors for the same thought or idea with separation by using a semicolon: (Kalthof et al., 1999; Biegern & Roberts, 2005)

Examples of reference list:

The style of referencing should follow the examples below:


Buhalis, D. (2003). eTourism: information technology for strategic tourism management. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.


Smeral, E. (2009). The impact of the financial and economic crisis on European tourism. Journal of Travel Research48(1), 3‒13.

Dwyer, L. (2006). Assessing the economic impacts of events: A computable general equilibrium approach. Journal of TravelResearch, 45(1), 59‒66.

Papatheodorou, A., Rosselló, J., & Xiao, H. (2010). Global economic crisis and tourism: Consequences and perspectives.Journal of Travel Research, 49(1), 39‒45.

Chapters in Books

Bruland, K., & Movery, D. C. (2006). Innovation through time.In J. Fagerberg, D. C. Mowery, & R. R. Nelson (eds.), The Oxford handbook of innovation (pp. 349-379). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rossi, T., & Cassidy, T. (in press). Teachers’ knowledge and knowledgeable teachers in physical education. In C. Hardy, & M. Mawer (eds.), Learning and teaching in physical education. London: Falmer Press.

Chapters in Published Books of Conference Proceedings

Volo, S. (2004). Foundation for an innovation indicator for tourism: An application to SME. In P. Keller, & Th. Bieger (Eds.),AIEST 54th Congress: The Future of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Tourism Vol. 46 (pp. 361‒376), St. Gallen, Switzerland: AIEST.


Sedmak, G. (2006). Pomen avtentičnosti turističnega proizvoda: primer destinacije Piran. [“The importance of the authenticity of the tourist product: the case of destinationPiran.”In Slovene]. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Ljubljana: University of LjubljanaFaculty of economics.


Presenza, A., Sheehan, L., & Ritchie, B. J. R. (2005). Towards a model of the roles and activities of destination management organizations. Retrieved September 26, 2008, from:

About Us

Conference Tourism and Development is organized by three partners, Faculty of Tourism of the University of Maribor, Faculty of Sport and Tourism of the Educons University and Libertas Business School.

This year, the conference is hosted by the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Maribor!



29th November -  1st -December 2017, Brežice, Slovenia



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Author: Klemen Turšič