About Journal

About the Journal

Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT) is a specialized, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides rapid reviewing and publication of articles in all areas of Tourism studies. It has published by the center of Excellent in Tourism Studies and Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, since 2015.

Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT) is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal that publishes editorials, original fullā€length research articles, short communications, reviews, methodological papers, commentaries, case-reports and perspectives in the broad fields of Tourism research, including Urban development, Urban tourism, Urban Tourism participation, Urban Tourism spatial analysis, sustainable Urban Tourism, Tourism management and other related areas.

JUT is a quarterly journal, including Persian full-text and English extended abstract & bibliography. It is indexed and abstracted in Electronic Journals database, Islamic World Science Citation Center, Scientific Information database, Iranian Journals database and Computer Research Center of Islamic Sciences (NoorMags).


Aims and Scope

The aim of the journal is to provide a scientific medium for scientists and academicians all over the world to contribute, promote, share, and discuss over various new issues and developments in different areas of rural studies and development. So, JUT’s subject areas include, but are not limited to the following fields:

  • Tourism management, urban tourism planning.
  • Urban tourism geography, tourism sociology, tourism economics.
  • Tourism marketing, management of tourism destinations.
  • Development of tourism sustainability, participation of local communities in tourism development.
  • New theoretical knowledge of urban tourism

Publication Policy: Open Access 

Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT) is owned by Center of Excellence in Urban Tourism Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran and published by Negah Institute for Scientific Communication. Our philosophy in Negah journals is that all research is for the benefit of humankind and research is the product of an investment by society and therefore its fruits should be returned to all people without borders or discrimination, serving society universally and in a transparent fashion. That is why Negah provides online free and open access to all of its research publications. So, most of the publishing costs have been supported by University of Tehran, therefore, audiences can download and share the articles, freely.



Under  Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (June 20, 2003), Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT), as a member of Negah Journals, is fully compliant with open access mandates, by publishing its articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence (CC-BY-NC). Authors retain copyright of their work and can deposit their publication in any repository. This means that articles can be freely redistributed and reused by the author and others as long as the article is properly cited. Published articles in Negah Journals can be deposited immediately into an online repository or social network without any cost. Negah Journals articles can be emailed to colleagues, printed, archived in a collection, included in course-packs, and distributed without restrictions. Please read the full Creative Commons license for further information.


Financial Policies

Article Processing Charges

As Center of Excellence in Urban Tourism Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran has supported most of the publishing costs of Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT), article processing charge in the journal is limited for authors. Therefore, publishing an article in the Journal requires publication fee, 6.000.000 Rial (25 US$), that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from this Article Process Charge, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges. 



As Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT) has published as an open access electronic journal, so there is no subscription fee for audiences.



Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT) hasn’t accepted and published any advertisement in the journal website and articles.