I am honored to serve on the founding editorial board of the Journal of Tourism and Hospitality. The team at OMICS Publishing Group has worked tirelessly to lay the groundwork for the successful launch of the journal in the academic research community.
Many will ask is another tourism and hospitality journal needed. The question is a valid one. In the late 1980’s, journals entirely devoted to our field were JTR, ATR, TM, JTTM, and the JHTR (formerly the Journal of Hospitality Research). Today our journals exceeded 100. Do researchers have enough time and journal subscription budgets to avail themselves of what is being published? Is there enough quality research being produced to make all these journals necessary?