The impact of COVID-19 on tourism cities

Call for papers for: International Journal of Tourism Cities

Guest editors

J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak, University of Greenwich, UK
Alastair M. Morrison, Purdue University, USA, and University of Greenwich, UK

The topic

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a lasting impact on communities and the world's economy for months, if not years, to come. However, some of the first sectors of the economy to bear the brunt of this impact are already tourism, hospitality and travel, with key tourism cities around the world being hardest hit, whilst expected to lead the response to this crisis.

The International Journal of Tourism Cities welcomes submissions in the form of viewpoints, research notes, case studies, literature reviews and research articles for a special issue on "The impact of COVID-19 on tourism cities".

Articles will also be free to download for 3 months upon publication.

Key topics

  • Potential perspectives may include, among others:
  • Resilience of tourism city brands
  • Local impact of pandemic on host-guest relationships in tourism cities
  • Changes in travel behaviours and responses from tourism cities
  • Innovation-based responses by smart tourism  cities
  • Virtual city tourism perspectives as alternative experiences to physical travel

How to submit

If you would like to submit a paper on any of the above topics or others related to the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on urban tourism and/or tourism cities, please send an email with a 250-word abstract of your submission to: Associate Professor J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak.

Email your abstract

You will then be advised on whether you should proceed with your intended submission or offered feedback on how to amend it so that it fits better with the editorial objectives of this special issue.

Submit your manuscript

If you are advised to proceed with a full manuscript, draft your manuscript in line with the journal's author guidelines.

Read author guidelines

You can then submit your manuscript via the journal’s ScholarOne portal

Submit your manuscript


The deadline for submitting your manuscript is 30 September 2020.