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Peer review assessment of originality in tourism journals: critical perspective of key gatekeepers

Rodriguez Sanchez, Isabel, Makkonen, Teemu and Williams, Allan M. (2019) Peer review assessment of originality in tourism journals: critical perspective of key gatekeepers Annals of Tourism Research, 77. pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

Originality is an essential element of academic research and the peer review system plays a key gatekeeping role in its acceptance. However, there is no consensus as to the precise definition of the concept, its measurement nor the importance attached to it. Primary data from 26 interviews with editors or editorial board members of top ranking tourism journals inform a discussion of the nuanced understanding of the concept and of how different levels of originality (radical vs. incremental), among other peer review assessment criteria, influence tourism publication. Finally, the main challenges relating to recognising originality in the peer review process are identified leading to recommendations for improvements to how originality is assessed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Rodriguez Sanchez, Isabelisabel.rodriguez@surrey.ac.uk
Makkonen, Teemu
Williams, Allan M.Allan.Williams@surrey.ac.uk
Date : July 2019
DOI : 10.1016/j.annals.2019.04.003
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Originality; Assessment; Peer review; Tourism journals
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 29 Apr 2019 14:24
Last Modified : 17 Oct 2019 14:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/851714

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