[MARMAM] Call for Papers for Polar Tourism Special Issue

Michael Luck michael.lueck at aut.ac.nz
Mon May 1 15:52:01 PDT 2006

Greetings MARMAMers

please reply diretcly to the guest editors, Pat Maher and Emma Stewart!


Call for Papers

Tourism in Marine Environments
Special Issue: "Polar Tourism: Realities and Possibilities"

Special Issue Editors: Patrick Maher (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada) and Emma Stewart (University of Calgary, Canada)

Email: maherp at unbc.ca; ejstewar at ucalgary.ca 

Tourism in Marine Environments (TIME) is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for tourism topics specifically related to tourism management issues in marine settings. This Special Issue will provide research that focuses upon tourism in the Polar Regions. Such a Special Issue is especially poignant given that 2007/2008 is the International Polar Year, and what better time to examine the current realities and possibilities of tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic. 

Since the early 1990's, and especially following the millennium, there have been many significant changes in polar tourism (i.e. diversification amongst products available, increasing tourist numbers, increasing local involvement and recognition of the importance of local involvement, changes in policy and governance). These changes are in addition to ongoing issues such as cumulative environmental and social impacts, provision of education and awareness for tourists (creating ambassadors), increasing vessel sizes and numbers within the cruise sector, and changing climate patterns that affect actual travel as well as the industry.  

Submissions based on empirical research will be favoured over descriptive or review papers, but submissions on any polar tourism related topics are welcome.

Submission, Format and Timeline 
*	Interested authors should submit abstracts (200-300 words) by June 15, 2006. Abstracts should be submitted by email to Pat Maher, in the first instance, but also copied to Emma Stewart. These submissions should be sent as attachments in MS Word Format.
*	Authors will be notified by July 1, 2006 whether their proposed article is suitable for the Special Issue.
*	Full articles (approximately 5,000 - 7,000 words) have to be submitted by August 31, 2006, and should follow the format guidelines provided on the TIME website: http://www.cognizantcommunication.com/filecabinet/Tme/tme.html 
*	All writers are required to follow the 2001 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: Fifth Edition.   
*	Full articles should be submitted by email to Pat Maher, in the first instance, but also copied to Emma Stewart. These submissions should be sent as attachments in MS Word Format with any graphics (figures, photographs) in .tif format.
*	Articles will undergo blind review by at least two reviewers.
*	Articles will be returned to the corresponding author by October 31, 2006, and if changes should be required, the deadline for revised articles will be December 31, 2006.
*	The anticipated date for publication of the Special Issue is June 2007 - Volume 4 (1).

Michael Lück, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
School of Hospitality and Tourism
Faculty of Applied Humanities
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland, New Zealand
e-mail: michael.lueck at aut.ac.nz 
Phone: +64 9-921-9999 ext. 5833
Fax: +64 9-921 9975
Member of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute NZTRI
Editor-in-Chief: Tourism in Marine Environments
Associate Editor: Journal of Ecotourism

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