Academic journals: International Journal of Tourism Cities

Journal summary: The International Journal of Tourism Cities (IJTC) provides an international forum for the critical study of urban tourism and tourism cities. The journal aims to be inter-disciplinary in its appreciation of tourism cities and tourism in urban areas, and welcomes original, theoretically-informed articles from those involved in the planning, management or marketing of tourism in city destination or places adjoining urban areas.
Urban tourism and travel cover many disciplines and impinge on numerous aspects of daily life within cities. Moreover, they play a key role in domestic and international tourism in most countries, and cities often function as key travel gateways and tourism destinations.  The journal particularly encourages contributions on contemporary topics and issues in urban tourism including smart cities and tourism, environmental impact and sustainable tourism development in cities, citizen and stakeholder involvement in tourism, city destination governance, and the development of policies and standards for city tourism development. IJTC is the official journal of the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA). 

IJTC has four distinct purposes:

  • To encourage greater research and scholarship related to tourism in urban settings.
  • To stimulate more interdisciplinary research on tourism in cities, particularly the integration of tourism and urban studies theories and principles.
  • To generate more research studies on tourism at the edge of cities, where urban and rural areas converge.
  • To create more literature on best practices in city tourism worldwide through in-depth analyses and the production of exemplary case studies.

Publisher: Emerald

Website: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/ijtc

Access: Subscription; some open access articles

Journal type: Academic peer reviewed

Academic journals: International Journal of Tourism Anthropology

Journal summary: IJTA cover the multidisciplinary spectrum of tourism anthropology – including ethnography, ethnics, sociology, psychology, archaeology, art, linguistics, economics, politics, history, philosophy, geography, and ecology. Papers within the journal aim to interpret and understand the evolution and impact of tourism variation in all of its forms. The international scope is emphasised in order to address cultural, religious, regional and national barriers, and to meet the needs of accelerating socioeconomic change and changes in the global economy.

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers

Website: https://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijta

Access: Subscription; some open access articles

Journal type: Academic peer reviewed

Academic journals: International Journal of Religious Tourism & Pilgrimage

Journal Summary:The International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IJRTP) deals with all aspects of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. The journal was founded in 2013 by an international group of researchers (the Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Expert Group). The journal is published by the Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Campus, Dublin, Ireland. The journal takes an interdisciplinary international approach and includes all aspects of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage. It is inclusive of all denominations, religions, faiths and spiritual practices. While the main emphasis is on primary research articles, it also welcomes suitably relevant discussion papers, research / review pieces, industry focused case studies and evaluations, management guides and reports, economic evaluations, book reviews, announcements of forthcoming meetings etc.

Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology

Website: https://arrow.dit.ie/ijrtp/

Access: Open access

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

Journal Summary: The International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research focuses on building bridges in theory, research, and practice across the inter-related fields of culture, tourism and hospitality.
It encourages articles that advance theory and research on the roles of culture, tourism, and hospitality in the lives of individuals, households, and organisations. This includes the perspectives and interpretations of all stakeholders including participants and providers of tourism and hospitality services. The journal especially seeks to nurture interdisciplinary multicultural work among sociological, psychological, geographical, consumer, leisure, marketing, travel and tourism, hospitality, and sport and entertainment researchers.
IJCTHR covers: Tourist culture and behaviour; Marketing practices in tourism and hospitality, and how this relates to cultures; Consumer behaviour and trends in tourism and hospitality; Destination culture and destination marketing; International tourism and hospitality

Publisher: Emerald

Website: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ijcthr

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

The enduring love affair with railway design

As a nation, despite our grumbling about the state of the railway system and its operation, deep down we seem collectively to continue to have a close affection for ideas of design in the railways in Britain. Quite apart from the engineering aspects of the railway, rolling stock, engines and the perceived romanticism of bygone rail travel, the architecture and form of the infrastructure and the visual communication methods deployed by the rail companies themselves continue to have a distinct ‘heritage’ aesthetic, even when newly created. There has long been a tradition in railway advertising of using historic sites at locations which the railway served or passed by.

This has been seen most recently in advertising campaign rolled out by GWR – itself a relaunched heritage brand harking back to the days before British Rail (also a distinct heritage brand with a very strong design heritage). The advertising seen across the rail network in the west of England and in the London termini have drawn on the classic childrens’ literature aesthetic centred around Enid Blyton’s Famous Five to create a sense of adventure, discovery, social relations, holidays and the idea of it being fun to travel by rail. Various buildings and landscapes across the south west have been depicted as well, producing an interesting layering of heritage messages and associations with this form of travel

Ministry Guidebooks from 1955

Caernarvon Castle

(1961)

My study of Ministry Souvenir Guidebooks has appeared in the latest number of the Journal of Public Archaeology (2018).

Abstract
The first formal guidebooks for historic sites placed in state guardianship in the United Kingdom appeared in 1917. There was an expansion of the series in the 1930s and 1950s. However from the late 1950s the Ministry of Works, and later the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, started to produce an additional series of illustrated souvenir guides. One distinct group covered Royal Palaces: The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Queen Victoria’s residence of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, and Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. This was followed by guides for the archaeological sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury, the Neolithic flint mines at Grime’s Graves, the Roman villa at Lullingstone, and Hadrian’s Wall. In 1961 a series of guides, with covers designed by Kyffin Williams, was produced for the English castles constructed in North Wales and that now form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ‘Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd’. These illustrated guides, some with colour, prepared the way for the fully designed guides now produced by English Heritage, Cadw, and History Scotland.

‘The Ministry of Works and the Development of Souvenir Guides from 1955’, Public Archaeology (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14655187.2017.1484584

Academic journals: furnace journal

Journal summary: furnace aims to provide an open and multidisciplinary journal relating to all aspects of international cultural heritage. Each biannual edition has a theme, specified on the website and in the call for papers. It is published and managed by postgraduate and doctoral students at the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham.

Publisher: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH), University of Birmingham

Website: https://furnacejournal.wordpress.com/

Access: Open access

Journal type: Postgraduate and doctoral student academic peer-reviewed