Call For Papers
This conference focuses on a broad range of contemporary topics relevant to research, education, and industry practices in hospitality, tourism, and related fields of study. Presentation proposals are hereby solicited, and the lead author must be a graduate student or an undergraduate honors student who conducted the research work. To qualify for consideration, students may submit either a Completed Empirical Research Paper (2,500 words max – excluding references) for a formal Stand-up Presentation or a Work-in-Progress Paper (1,500 words max – excluding references) for a Poster Presentation.
Papers will undergo a blind review process and will be assigned to either one of the following two tracks, depending upon whether they are Completed Empirical Research Papers (Track 1) or Work-in-Progress Papers (Track 2).
TRACK 1 (Formal Paper Presentation): Completed Empirical Research in Hospitality & Tourism - The primary objective of this track is to provide a forum for reporting "state-of-the-art" research in hospitality and tourism, with an emphasis on innovative developments in concepts, models, theories, and/or research methods.
This track is open to papers based on COMPLETED research studies only by graduate students and undergraduate honors students. Papers based on completed Master's theses or honors/class projects fall into this category. A current faculty member can submit to this track if the manuscript submitted was for the "Conference Paper Awards.” To be selected, the paper must solidly demonstrate sound theoretical development, proper research design, pertinent data collection methods and appropriate and relevant data analyses and exhibit a possible solution to real-world problems. Students must submit their papers (2,500 words max., in English, including tables/figures, but excluding references) by the deadline (Thursday, September 13, 2012, 24:00 Pacific Standard Time, USA) to be considered for Track 1. Students who do not submit a Completed Empirical Research Paper will not qualify their paper for Track 1 consideration. Final revised papers for Track 1 must be turned in by the deadline (Monday, November 5, 2012, 24:00 Pacific Standard Time, USA), or they will not be part of the conference program or published in the Conference Proceedings.
TRACK 2 (Poster Session): Work-in-Progress - The intent of this track is to encourage presentation of research projects that are not completed but might be of significant interest to the research community. Both conceptually- and empirically-based papers on "work-in-progress" would fall into this category. A paper based strictly on a "research idea" or "literature review" does not qualify for this track. Graduate students who wish to present a paper based on their research proposals for master's theses, doctoral dissertations, or undergraduate honors research should submit papers that present significant theoretical or conceptual developments, research propositions or hypotheses, proposed methods and/or a data analysis plan. Students must submit their papers (1,500 words max., in English including tables/figures, but excluding references) by the deadline (Thursday, September 13, 2012, 24:00 Pacific Standard Time, USA), to be eligible for consideration in Track 2. Final revised papers must be submitted by the deadline (Monday, November 5, 2012, 24:00 Pacific Standard Time, USA), or they will not be part of the conference program or published in the Conference Proceedings.
- The submitted files should be in Microsoft Word document.
- One-inch margins, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font.
- References and citations should be in APA-style format.
- Author names, contact information, title, short abstract (120 words max) and key words should be directly entered in the EasyChair system. Do not create any separate Word document; no cover page is necessary.
- Students are required to save a research paper in Word document and upload it to the EasyChair system. The first page of the research paper should begin with the paper title. Author names and affiliations should not be included in any part of the paper.
Three-Paper Limit: Each student may submit up to three (3) papers in total, either as the sole author or a co-author. Any papers received in excess of this limit will not be reviewed for this conference.
Faculty Endorsement of Student Research: Students submitting papers must list the name and email address of the sponsoring faculty member. As a reminder, papers submitted must be original, cannot have been published/presented or accepted in a journal or another conference proceedings. Students are encouraged to solicit feedback on their papers during the conference and to submit their final completed work for journal publication.
- Friday, July 6, 2012 - Online paper submission opens on website
- Thursday, September 13, 2012 - Online paper submission closes at 24:00 Pacific Standard Time, USA
- Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Notification of acceptance
- Monday, November 5, 2012 - Final papers due by 24:00 Pacific Standard Time, USA
BEST PAPER AWARDS
The conference sponsors, The Haworth Press, Inc. and Sage Publicatio, will again sponsor the "Best Conference Paper Awards". Best paper will be competitively selected and authors will be acknowledged with a plaques, certificate, and cash award.
Papers are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page.
Paper Review Committee Chair:
Hyun Jeong "Jenny" Kim, Ph.D.
331C Todd Hall
School of Hospitality Business Management
Washington State University
College of Business
Pullman, WA 99164
Phone: 509-335-4706; Fax: 509-335-7736