CfP 2021 JHTM Best PhD Paper Awards

Do you have a paper based on your PhD?
Submit it to the JHTM to qualify for the JHTM Best PhD Paper awards!

Award rationale and benefits

The Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management  (JHTM) seeks to support and celebrate excellence in doctoral research by sponsoring the JHTM Best PhD Paper Awards (the Awards). These annual Awards aim to recognise and reward excellent research conducted as part of a doctoral degree.

Together with CAUTHE, JHTM is proud to support doctoral researchers or recent graduates in their efforts to start their academic career. Doctoral researchers are usually faced with increased pressure to quickly publish their research in a top ranked journal in order to meet PhD study requirements and/or to secure a job. However, in achieving this, researchers have to face the current reality and challenges of long waiting times related to peer-review processes and publication timelines. The Awards aim to support doctoral researchers or recent graduates to overcome the first hurdles in their academic career by recognising their efforts to contribute to knowledge appreciated by an international audience.

The annual JHTM Best PhD Paper Awards also aim to help early career researchers and/or PhD students to publish their research in a top ranked journal during the first steps of their career. The JHTM has now a SSCI impact factor of 3.415, an A rating in the ABDC list, and it is ranked 9th in the top top 20 tourism journals and 4th in the top 20 hospitality journals.

The JHTM Best PhD Paper Awards include several financial and promotional benefits, as well as professional development opportunities for the winners in recognition of their outstanding research work, and to reward them for selecting JHTM for their research submission.

Submission process

Current doctoral researchers or recent graduates (who have completed a PhD within the past year) are invited to submit a manuscript to the JHTM to apply for the Awards. Manuscripts should be based on research undertaken during a doctoral study. If the paper is accepted, JHTM will expedite the review process to ensure timely peer-review and fast publication of the paper. Papers published within the year will be ranked by the editorial team and board of the JHTM in order to determine the winners of two annual awards:

  1. a best PhD paper award
  2. a highly recommended PhD paper

Papers will be assessed based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as: number of paper downloads; number of citations; contribution to knowledge; and practical implications.

Prizes

Award winning papers will receive cash prizes, a certificate and opportunities of public recognition (e.g. award presentation at the CAUTHE conference, social media and other promotion).

Best PhD Paper Award

  • 500 AUD
  • Certificate
  • CAUTHE Associate membership for one year (valued at 110 AUD)
  • Presentation of the award at the CAUTHE 2022 conference
  • Eligibility to register and attend CAUTHE 2022 conference with a student registration rate
  • Publicity

Highly recommended PhD paper

  • 300 AUD
  • Certificate
  • Presentation of the award at the CAUTHE 2022 conference
  • Eligibility to register and attend CAUTHE 2022 conference with a student registration rate
  • Publicity

Submission guidelines

To participate in the 2021 JHTM Best PhD Paper Awards, please follow the following guidelines:

  • submit your manuscript following the usual journal submission instructions. The deadline for submission is 30 September 2021, to allow sufficient time for peer-review and to facilitate a quick (pre)-publication date of the paper within 2020.
  • e-mail Professor Marianna Sigala, Editor-In-Chief, JHTM to register your interest to participate in the awards and provide:
    • evidence of your current doctoral research status: a university letter confirming that you are still a PhD student or a university letter confirming the date of your PhD completion or submission date
    • the number of your submitted manuscript obtained from the online submission platform

See the top 2020 PhD award papers and read free online only for limited time.

If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Marianna Sigala, Editor-In-Chief, JHTM.