For Journal of Recreation and Tourism Research, a peer-reviewed journal, the publication of articles plays an essential role in the development of a coherent network of knowledge. It is, therefore, essential that all publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers, in the process of publishing the journals, conduct themselves in accordance with the highest level of professional ethics and standards.
Journal of Recreation and Tourism Research is dedicated to supporting the vast efforts of the editors, the academic contributions of authors, and the respected volunteer work undertaken by reviewers. Journal of Recreation and Tourism Research is also responsible for ensuring that the publication system works smoothly, and that ethical guidelines are applied to assist the editor, author, and reviewer in performing their ethical duties. Hence, Journal of Recreation and Tourism Research is committed to the principles listed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Authors should avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest throughout the research process. A conflict of interest is some fact known to a participant in the publication process that if revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived (or an Author, Reviewer, or Editor feel defensive). Conflicts of interest may influence the judgment of Authors, Reviewers, and Editors. Possible conflicts often are not immediately apparent to others.
Authors should check their manuscripts for possible breaches of copyright law (e.g., where permissions are needed for quotations, artwork or tables taken from other publications) and secure the necessary permissions before submission.
Within the scope of TR Index 2020 criteria, it is required to obtain ETHICS COMMITTEE PERMISSION for research articles and the information about the permission (committee name, date and number) should be stated in the method section of the article. In addition, the ETHICS COMMITTEE PERMISSION document should be sent as an additional document when submitting the article. Ethics committee approval is not required for studies conducted before 2020. However, in these articles, information about the data collection dates should be included in the method section.