The Past, Present, and Future of Hospitality Research

Call for papers for: International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

West Federation CHRIE Research Hackathon Initiative


The Past, Present, and Future of Hospitality Research


Guest Editors

Priyanko Guchait, University of Houston, USA

SaeHya Ann, California State University, East Bay, USA



Fevzi Okumus, University of Central Florida, USA, [email protected]


West Federation CHRIE (WF CHRIE) is the western region chapter of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education. The 2021 WF CHRIE conference initiated and organized the inaugural Research Hackathon, collaborating with the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM). The goal of the Research Hackathon is to bring together hospitality researchers with diverse skills, knowledge, and perspectives to maximize collaboration and create novel scientific research. The current special issue is an attempt to build on that idea. As such, we invite scholars from all across the globe to form their own teams with diverse researchers and submit novel scientific research in the area of hospitality and tourism.

The purpose of this special issue is to bring together the state-of-the-art research that has meaningful and significant implications for researchers and practitioners in the hospitality and tourism industry. The scope of this special issue is broad - The Past, Present, and Future of Hospitality Research. As such, the submissions can fall under one or more of these three broad segments:

  • Past: Meta-Analysis and Systematic Literature Review
  • Present: Contemporary research, Current trends and Issues
  • Future: Research Topics, Designs, Methods, and Data Analysis of the Future

We particularly welcome studies about hospitality and tourism that involve: (a) application/ integration of theories from various disciplines such as leadership, management, psychology, organizational studies, marketing, finance, technology, tourism, and hospitality; (b) development of new constructs and/or measurement scales; (c) longitudinal/time-based data collection; (d) data collection from multiple sources (leaders, followers, customers; secondary data); (e) use of multiple sample/studies in one paper to validate findings; (f) use of multiple research designs (experimental, field studies); (g) multi-level studies (organizational, team/group, and individual); (h) research based on grants; (i) conditional analysis (mediators and especially moderators); and (j) research based on collaboration with other disciplines (inclusion of coauthors from other departments such as engineering, technology, management, psychology, and others for wider dissemination of the research findings). Such collaborations will better capture the complexity of research in the hospitality and tourism environment.

We are also seeking submissions from leadership, management, psychology, organizational studies, marketing, finance, technology, and more disciplines; but the focal topic of study and data collection must be applied/conducted in hospitality, tourism, or service industry context.  The core concepts/constructs being studied may be generic (e.g., transformational leadership or customer satisfaction, which are not inherently industry or context-specific). However, qualified submissions’ primary purposes, research gaps filled, data collection efforts, and practical implications need to apply to hospitality and tourism. We ask that submissions explicitly cite sources of data collection, and research/theoretical gaps filled that highlight the relevance of the work to organizations and employees in the hospitality and tourism industry.


Submissions related to the following topics are particularly welcome

  • Human Resource Management in hospitality & tourism
  • Organizational Behavior in hospitality & tourism
  • Leadership in hospitality & tourism
  • Marketing in hospitality & tourism
  • Consumer Behavior in hospitality & tourism
  • Finance in hospitality & tourism
  • Accounting in hospitality & tourism
  • Technological changes and innovation in hospitality & tourism
  • Artificial Intelligence in hospitality & tourism
  • Hospitality and tourism academia
  • Health, safety, and security in hospitality & tourism
  • Foodservices in hospitality & tourism
  • Beverage management in hospitality & tourism
  • Crisis management in hospitality & tourism
  • Revenue management in hospitality & tourism
  • Sustainability in hospitality and tourism
  • Changes and trends in hospitality & tourism industry
  • Other/special topics in hospitality & tourism


General Information for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.  We are open to receiving research that represents different methods and styles. These include but are not limited to new frameworks using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary explanations. We also are interested in research that is based on compelling case studies of single or multiple destinations and organizations. For more details and manuscript guidelines, please visit the official website at:


Submission Procedure

Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to contact the special issue editors regarding potential topics of interest or any questions/suggestions regarding the special issue. Abstracts (up to 750 words) can be submitted directly to the guest editors via email: [email protected] by July 15th, 2021. Abstracts must be concise and to the point, with appropriate references. Full papers must be submitted by November 1, 2021 through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Please select the correct issue to submit to: “The Past, Present, and Future of Hospitality Research”.  Registration and access are available at:

Author guidelines for IJCHM can be found at:


Multiple Submissions

Multiple submissions are allowed, but each author is restricted to submit a total of two submissions. If two of the submissions are accepted for publication, one may be published in a regular issue of IJCHM.


Review Process

Each paper submitted to this special issue will be subject to the following review procedures:

  1. It will be reviewed by the guest editors for general suitability for this special issue.
  2. If it is judged suitable, three reviewers will be selected for a rigorous double-blind review process.
  3. Based on the recommendation of the reviewers, the guest editors, and the Editor-in-Chief will decide whether the particular paper should be accepted as it is, revised and re-submitted, or rejected.



Abstracts Submissions:           July 15th, 2021 (Email to [email protected])

Abstract Decisions:                  August 1st, 2021

FULL Paper Submissions:       November 1st, 2021

Revisions and Decisions:         November 2021-February 2022        

Publication:                               In 2022