Aims and Scope
The Journal of Tourism Sciences is official scholarly peer review journal of the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea (TOSOK). The journal was the first to offer integrated publication of the study of tourism sciences in South Korea. Since it was first published in 1977, the journal has grown in quality, size and scope. In particular, the journal was distinguished as a representative scholarly journal of Korea by the Ministry of Education in 2013. Among the 5,634 academic journals in South Korea, only 66 journals were selected as the kind at that time. In 2017, the journal earned recognition as a distinguished journal by the National Research Foundation of Korea as well. Only 34 journals were recognized as the category out 853 journals. Journal of Tourism Sciences publishes innovative and interdisciplinary research that addresses critical issues of tourism, recreation, leisure and hospitality. It publishes eight issues per year including a special issue of tourism resource development and a special issue of hospitality management.