Below is an excerpt taken from the Dimitrios Buhalis’s posting on Trinet, January 14, 2018, regarding Tourism Review, “Tourism Review is introducing two new sections – on top of the classic conceptual and empirical research articles – namely State of the Art and Cutting Edge papers”.


STATE OF THE ART – CALL FOR PAPERS

State of the art papers should be around 5000 words in length, including all text, references and appendices.
All State of the art papers should have “– state of the art” as part of the title, for example
“SMART tourism – state of the art”.
State of the art papers are part of the reorganisation of the journal to bring together the current state of the research on a particular topic and a critical analysis of everything relevant to the topic in a coherent and comprehensive way.
State of the art articles should be conceptual and synthesise existing knowledge on an area and demonstrate avenues for future research.
Typically they will not have primary research but they should encourage readers to perform literature research and develop the concepts.
They should be structured around the following headings :

  • Introduction and methodology
  • Synthesis of key views and perspectives 
  • Models and frameworks 
  • Future perspectives and debates

Unlike research articles, state of the art articles should synthesise knowledge and give readers a comprehensive overview of the topic and identify and encourage future research in key areas.

CUTTING EDGE – CALL FOR PAPERS 

Cutting edge papers should be around 3000 words in length, including all text, references and appendices.
All Cutting edge papers should have “– Cutting Edge” as part of the title, for example “SMART tourism – Cutting Edge”.
Cutting edge papers are part of the reorganisation of the journal and aim to bring forward contemporary research in progress.
Typically cutting edge papers will publish PhD research topics or research in progress that will benefit from publication to demonstrate research direction and encourage feedback, collaboration and synergies towards future development.
This will be a major advantage in areas with rapid growth that require rapid publishing speed such as technology and customer engagement.
These papers may be complemented by State of Art papers that synthesise existing knowledge and show research gaps for the future. 

Typically Cutting Edge papers will not have primary research but they should encourage readers to perform literature research and develop the concepts.
They should be structured around the following headings :

  • Introduction and methodology
  • Synthesis of key views, models and frameworks and perspectives 
  • Recent major advances and catalysts of change 
  • Significant gaps and opportunities of future research
  • Future research perspectives 

Unlike research articles, Cutting edge papers should synthesise knowledge and focus on significant gaps and opportunity of future research encouraging feedback, collaboration and synergies towards future development.