About This Journal

The Journal of Sustainability and Resilience (JSR) (ISSN:2744-3620) is an online open-access biannual peer-reviewed publication that covers current issues in tourism concerning sustainability and resilience of the industry in light of global shocks and trends, exploring their effects on communities and businesses. Amidst the global pandemic, there is a growing call for a responsible recovery in the tourism industry, which holds worldwide significance and impacts at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The pandemic has acted as a catalyst, affecting both macro and micro aspects and crossing various sectors

Author Guidelines:

Journal of Sustainability and Resilience publishes papers in the form of Research Notes of maximum 1,500 words (including references). A short abstract of up to 100 words and up to 6 keywords must be included. The journal encourages the incorporation of visual materials. Manuscripts should be written using single-spaced, Times New Roman font and size 12, and manuscript pages should be numbered. References must be cited using APA format. All papers must outline why ‘academia’ and ‘industry’ should look at each other as part of the implications of the paper. Journal of Sustainability and Resilience accepts two types of papers:

From academia:

These are both conceptual and empirical papers and must include up to 10 references.

From the industry:

These are both examples of best practices and perspective papers and must include an introductory background of the study case.

 Submission Guidelines:

Submissions must be prepared in English and uploaded to our ONLINE PORTAL as a Word attachment and MUST NOT include authors’ details (name, affiliation and contact). A separate file can be added with authors names, affiliation and contact details. All manuscripts must be original work and not previously published or submitted to any other publication. All submissions go through a double-blind peer-review process, meaning neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s names.

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Peer review process and plagiarism check::

The peer review process and plagiarism check are two essential steps in the publication of academic research papers to ensure the work's quality, originality, and credibility. Here's an overview of each of these processes:

Peer review process::

The peer review process typically involves the following steps:

a. Submission: Authors submit their research papers to the journal.

b. Editorial review: The journal's editor first reviews the paper to ensure it meets the submission guidelines and is suitable for the journal's scope.

c. Peer review: The editor sends the paper to a group of experts (peer reviewers) in the same field who evaluate the paper's content, methodology, results, and conclusions. They provide feedback, and suggestions for improvement, and recommend acceptance, revision, or rejection.

d. Author revisions: If revisions are required, the authors address the reviewers' comments and make necessary changes to the paper.

e. Final Decision: The editor makes the final decision based on the reviewers' recommendations. The paper may be accepted, accepted with revisions, or rejected.

f. Publication: If accepted, the paper is published in the journal.

Plagiarism check::

To prevent plagiarism and ensure the originality of submitted papers, most academic journals use plagiarism detection tools and follow these steps:

a. Initial submission check: The journal's submission system often runs an initial plagiarism check when authors submit their papers. This helps identify any potential cases of plagiarism at an early stage.

b. Editorial review: During the editorial review, the editor and reviewers may also identify suspicious passages or potential cases of plagiarism. They will then request clarification or revisions from the authors.

c. Final plagiarism check: After revisions are made and before publication, the paper is subjected to a final plagiarism check. This is usually done using specialised plagiarism detection software. If any instances of plagiarism are found, they must be addressed or the paper may be rejected.

d. Author responsibility: Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work and providing proper citations for any previously published material they include in their papers.

Both the peer review process and plagiarism check play critical roles in maintaining the integrity and credibility of academic research. Authors should be aware of the guidelines and expectations of the journals they submit to and should take care to avoid plagiarism by properly citing sources and giving credit to the original authors when appropriate.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement:

The Journal of Sustainability and Resilience (JSR) and its Publisher are firmly committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. We align ourselves with the Guidelines on Good Publication Practice of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which govern our editorial processes. As such, we operate in strict accordance with the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Our commitment to these principles is paramount, and we expect all stakeholders, including authors, reviewers, and editorial staff, to adhere to these ethical standards.

Fair Play and Editorial Independence:

At JSR, our editorial decisions are based solely on the academic merit of the submitted manuscripts and their relevance to the scope of the journal. We do not discriminate based on authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious beliefs, political philosophies, or institutional affiliations. Our editorial judgments are not influenced by external agencies, governments, or any other entities beyond the journal itself. The Editors-in-Chief have full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication, ensuring that our processes are grounded in fairness and editorial independence.

Confidentiality :

Maintaining the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts is of utmost importance. Editors and editorial staff are bound by a strict code of confidentiality and will not disclose any information about a manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher as necessary for the review and publication process. Rest assured that your manuscript will be handled with the utmost discretion.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:

Editors and editorial board members are committed to ethical conduct when handling manuscripts. They will not exploit unpublished information from submitted manuscripts for their research purposes without explicit written consent from the authors. Any privileged information or ideas obtained by editors during the manuscript handling process will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and not used for personal gain. In cases where conflicts of interest exist due to collaborative, competitive, or other relationships with authors, companies, or institutions associated with a manuscript, editors will recuse themselves from the decision-making process. Another impartial member of the editorial board will be designated to handle the manuscript.

Acknowledgement of Sources:

Authors submitting to JSR are expected to acknowledge the work of others appropriately. Proper citation and acknowledgement of publications that have influenced the reported work are essential. Information obtained privately, such as through conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Authors should refrain from utilizing information acquired through confidential services, such as manuscript reviewing or grant application evaluation unless they have obtained explicit written permission from the author(s) of the work involved in these services.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects:

If a manuscript involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment with inherent hazards, these must be identified within the manuscript. When research involves the use of animals or human participants, authors must ensure that all procedures are conducted in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines. A statement indicating compliance and approval from the appropriate institutional committee(s) must be included in the manuscript. Authors should also specify in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experiments involving human participants, and the privacy rights of human participants must be rigorously upheld.

SRI Philosophy:

Sustainability and Resilience Institute (SRI) of New Zealand started the journey in the middle of a global pandemic (COVID-19) with a mission to lend a helping hand to businesses and communities to succeed in the time of extreme uncertainty. SRI strives to make communities and businesses sustainable and resilient, in the face of evolving global trends and shocks. SRI is a social enterprise think tank/consultancy and digital native firm that provides research and marketing services for the public and private sectors. SRI strives to make communities and businesses sustainable and resilient, in the face of evolving global trends and shocks..

SRI work is based on two beliefs: That resilience is vital to achieve long-term sustainability, and that changes that allow a positive impact for the future can only happen if they derive from the community – from the people and businesses that shape it. That is why we care deeply about the well-being of communities and their organisations, and always strive to ensure collective community resilience.

It is evident that global, national, regional, and local events and policies shape and transform individuals, communities, and businesses, both in the short- and in the long run. In the face of changing trends, organisations have to make critical decisions to ensure long-lasting success which can be a challenging and crucial test of the business’ creativity and innovation. At the Sustainability and Resilience Institute New Zealand, we admire these challenges, and in collaboration with you, we turn challenges into opportunities.

Our consulting model revolves around individual passion, belief, vision and pure perseverance which, we believe, are the essential tools to thrive in difficult times. We have faith in the values that shape our work and we love what we do. The people in our team share one vision and are each specialists in their own field. Together, we are passionate about supporting you in providing individual solutions and help you influence and increase your local, regional, national, and global reach.

To achieve these objectives, the Sustainability and Resilience Institute of New Zealand has started a journey to create awareness about the importance of sustainability and resilience through the Journal of Sustainability and Resilience (ISSN:2744-3620).