JHTM 2020 Best Papers & Reviewers Awards

Read the top award papers free online only for limited time!

The annual Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management  (JHTM) awards aim to recognise and motivate high quality achievement in published research. The JHTM also highly appreciates the time and effort spent by the reviewers to provide constructive and quality feedback to authors and so, contribute to maintaining and boosting the quality of the Journal.

The JHTM has now been elevated into a leading tourism and hospitality journal (SSCI impact factor of 3.415, an A rating in the ABDC list, and it is ranked 9th in the top 20 tourism journals and 4th in the top 20 hospitality journals.

The JHTM wishes to thank everyone contributing to its success as well as recognise exemplar and outstanding performance of authors and reviewers alike. 2020 has also been a very peculiar year disrupting everyone’s life. In these difficult times, we appreciate everyone’s efforts to contribute to JHTM irrespective of all the troubles and complexities that you had also to go through. In this context, we believe that the 2020 JHTM awards have also a special significance and meaning to the JHTM and the winners alike.

The editorial team of JHTM is pleased to announce the winner and highly commended selections of the journal’s Best Paper Awards, in addition to the Top Reviewer Awards for 2020. The winners were officially announced during the annual CAUTHE2021 Conference Online. Subsequently, the winners receive international promotion, while scholars have the opportunity to read their research for free for a limited time.

Best Paper Awards

The three award-winning papers have already made a significant impact on the field of tourism and hospitality research. The editorial team of the JHTM has selected these papers based on a quantitative analysis (including usage statistics and Scopus citation counts of the published papers) and a qualitative assessment of the papers’ contribution to the research field.

The winning article for the 2020 Best Paper Award is:

Mao, Z. E., Jones, M. F., Li, M., Wei, W., & Lyu, J. (2020). Sleeping in a stranger’s home: A trust formation model for AirbnbJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Management42, 67-76.

The following two papers have been selected for the 2020 Highly Commended Award:

Kim, J., Kim, J., Lee, S. K., & Tang, L. R. (2020). Effects of epidemic disease outbreaks on financial performance of restaurants: Event study method approachJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Management43, 32-41.

Dhirasasna, N., Becken, S., & Sahin, O. (2020). A systems approach to examining the drivers and barriers of renewable energy technology adoption in the hotel sector in Queensland, Australia. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management42, 153-172.

Top Reviewer Awards

The editorial team of JHTM is grateful to all individuals who have reviewed for the journal in 2020.

From those individuals, the JHTM editorial team has selected four reviewers to receive the JHTM 2020 Top Reviewer Award. This decision has been based both on the number and speed of the reviews, as well as the quality of the reviews provided by these individuals. As the number of submissions to JHTM have more than doubled in 2020, it is no surprising that we need and use more reviewers, and so, we need to recognise the efforts by many more individuals providing their valuable time to review for the JHTM.

The recipients of the 2020 Best Reviewer Award are:

  • Kyle Woosnam, University of Georgia, United States of America
  • Girish Prayag , University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Yao-Chin Wang, University of Arkansas, United States of America
  • Rawan Nimri, Griffith University, Australia

Congratulations to all the award-winning authors and reviewers!

Their international profile also reflects the internationalisation and openness of the JHTM.