Tuesday, 25 Jun, 2024




Journal of Hospitality Application and Research

JOHAR - 'Journal of Hospitality Application & Research' invites original, research based papers and cases in the areas of hospitality management and operation. This journal publishes papers of interest to academicians and to practitioners of business. The papers range widely over different areas of hospitality management. It is a condition for publication that the material sent is original work which has not been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The guidelines for contributors are listed below:

  1. Hard copies of the Manuscripts should be sent in duplicate and Soft copies on a CD or by email.
  2. Manuscripts not considered for publication will not be sent back. Those submitting papers should also certify that the paper has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  3. Receiving of paper will be acknowledged through email only and letter of acceptance will be sent along with the Journal.
  4. An author will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which his/her paper appears.
  5. Manuscripts which do not conform to the guidelines will not be considered for publication.
  6. The selection of papers for publication will be based on their originality, relevance and clarity, the extent to which they advance knowledge, understanding and application and their likely contribution towards inspiring further research and development.
  7. The articles will be sent to the evaluation board for approval and only the selected articles will be published. Authors may be asked to revise and resubmit the manuscript based on the referees' comments. Copyright of all accepted papers will vest with the journal.
  8. The cover letter should indicate the title, the names, addresses, phone, fax numbers and email addresses of two or three relevant reviewers for your paper. These may or may not be considered by the Editorial Advisory Board.

  9. (a)  Only those book reviews will be accepted that pertain to Hotel Management or allied disciplines. The book review must contain the title of the book, author's name, publisher's name, year of publication, price, ISBN etc. The review should not normally exceed 2000 words.
    (b)  The Manuscript should be sent along with a cover page containing article title, author's name designation, official address, contact address, phone, fax numbers and email address. Details of the author's name and other information should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript.
  10. Abstract. Submit an abstract of 200 words and 4-5 keywords.
  11. Manuscripts should normally be between 4,000 - 6,000 words (8-15 A-4 size pages). It should be typed on one side of the page in 12-point, Arial Font on A-4 size paper in double-space, with the margins of 1.5 inches on all sides to facilitate editing and styling. Microsoft Word for windows and WordPerfect are the preferred software for submission. All text including abstract, quotations, notes and references should be typed in double space. Manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate.
  12. Follow British spellings throughout For example, (programme, not program)
  13. Use of numerals: One to twelve in words, thirteen and above in figures, unless the reference is to percentage (5 percent), distance (5 km) or age (10 years old). Use 1900s and 19th century.
  14. No stops after abbreviations (UK, MBA). Use stops after initials (A. M. Agrawal).
  15. Use double quotes throughout. The use of single quotes to be restricted for use within double quotes.
  16. Italicization and use of diacriticals is left to the contributors, but must be consistent. When not using diacriticals, English spelling should be followed.
  17. Capitalization should be kept to the minimum and should be consistent.
  18. The page number must be on all pages of the paper, including the title page.
  19. The title of the paper must be typed in upper and lower case letters only on the 1st page.
  20. Quotes should be cited accurately from the original source, should not be edited and should give the page numbers of the original publication.
  21. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article.
    (a)   Present charts, tables and other graphics on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. Use short and crisp titles and headings in tables and figures. Include a mention of each figure or table in the text itself in the margin where the figure or table should go. All tables & figures should be serially numbered.
  23. The manuscript must include a reference list at the end, which list the articles, books etc cite in the paper. The reference list must be double-spaced and in alphabetical order. Use APA (American Psychological Association) style of referencing.
  24. Rules for citing the books on the reference list, as per APA style:
    a)  Use the author's surname and initial(s) only. Do not use first names, degrees, and the like.
    b)  Cite all authors listed for the book in the order they are listed.
    c)  Follow the author's name with the year of publication. Year of publication will be in parenthesis.
    d)  The title of the book is next and it is italicized. Only the first word in the title or any proper name should be in upper case.
    e)  The place of publication follows.
    f)   The publisher of the book is listed last followed by a period (.).
    g)  Space must be after periods that separate the parts of the citation and after the periods of the initials in personal names.
  25. The Authors will be solely and completely responsible for maintaining the ethical standards during their course of research.
  26. Scripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to:
    Dr. Praveen Srivastava, Editor-in-Chief, JOHAR,
    Department of Hotel Management & Catering Technology,
    BIT, Mesra, Ranchi (Jharkhand) - 835215
    Phone No.: 0651-2275648,
    email : johar@bitmesra.ac.in
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