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Font, Xavier, Higham, James, Miller, Graham and Pourkhimi, Shahab (2019) Research engagement, impact and sustainable tourism Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27 (1). pp. 1-11.

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In this editorial, we reflect on how the Journal of Sustainable Tourism can contribute towards sustainable tourism researchers achieving more impact with their research. We propose some changes that can be tested in, and introduced gradually and collaboratively with, the community of the editorial board and authors. To support impactful mind sets, we will promote research that reflects diverse academic communities. To promote impactful research topics, we will encourage authors to frame their submitted articles against the Sustainable Development Goals, while research that is time sensitive will be fast tracked so it can contribute to current debates. To promote impactful methodologies, we shall favour articles that use mixed methods and action research, and those that conduct longitudinal, experimental, and evaluative research. To promote impactful partnerships, we will favour multidisciplinary approaches and research that has been co-created with stakeholders. To promote impactful communication and dissemination, we will continue to build an online community on social media for sustainable tourism researchers, we will promote articles in social media to raise their visibility, and we will provide free access to those articles that are deemed to have the greatest potential to impact positively on society.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Higham, James
Pourkhimi, Shahab
Date : 31 January 2019
DOI : 10.1080/09669582.2019.1560673
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Sustainable Tourism on 31 January 2019, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Research, engagement, impact, partnerships, methodologies, communication
Depositing User : Christine Daoutis
Date Deposited : 01 Mar 2019 14:56
Last Modified : 01 Aug 2020 02:08

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