About Journal

Publication Policy: Open Access 

Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT) is owned by the University of Tehran and published by the Center of Excellence in Urban Tourism Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran. Our philosophy in the journal 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 transparently. That is why the journal provides online free and open access to all of its research publications. So, most of the publishing costs have been supported by the University of Tehran, therefore, readers can download and share the articles, freely.


Bibliographic Information


Journal of Urban Tourism

Title proper

Gardishgarī-i shahrī. گردشگری شهری

Other variant title

Nashriyyah-i gardishgarī-i shahrī

Print ISSN


Online ISSN


Subject Area and Category

· Tourism management, urban tourism planning.

· Urban tourism geography, tourism sociology, tourism economics.

· Tourism marketing, and management of tourism destinations.

· Development of tourism sustainability, and participation of local communities in tourism development.

· New theoretical knowledge of urban tourism


Persian (with English Extended Abstract)

Start Year

January 2015




Dr. Ahmad Pur Ahmad


Dr. Keramatollah Zayyari

Place of Publication

Iran, Tehran.


University of Tehran

Scientific Sponsorship Society

Iranian Geography and Urban Planning Association



Peer Review Type

Double Blind Peer Review

Average Time to First Decision

4 to 8 months


The ORCID identifier is required.

Type of Material

Serial (Periodical)

Type of Access

Open Access (OA)

OA Policies

The journal adheres to DOAJ's definition of open access.

Type of License

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


Open Access Statement

All content of the Journal is published with open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) This license allows users to copy and redistribute the article under the following conditions:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.



You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

The Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Each manuscript submitted to the journal for publication will be examined by at least two independent reviewers. All manuscripts sent to the journal for publication will be checked for plagiarism before being sent to the reviewers. The journal has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism.

Retraction Policy

An article may be retracted when its findings are no longer considered trustworthy due to scientific misconduct or error, it plagiarizes previously published work, or it is found to violate ethical guidelines. An article may be retracted when the integrity of the published work is substantially undermined owing to errors in the conduct, analysis, and/or reporting of the research. Violation of publication or research ethics may also result in a study’s retraction. The original paper will be marked as RETRACTED but a PDF version remains available to readers, and the RETRACTION statement is bi-directionally linked to the original published paper. Retraction statements will typically include a statement of assent or dissent from the authors.

Complaint Process

The authors have the right to complain and ask explanation if they perceive any misconduct in any applicable policies and ethical guidelines. The authors can raise their complaints by submitting a letter to the Journal Email. We follow the COPE guidelines on responding to whistleblowers, which includes protecting anonymity. All the complaints regarding delinquencies in the work processes are investigated according to the prevailing publication ethics practices. An author or any other scholar may submit their complaints about any issues related to:

- Authorship issues;

- Bias in the review process;

- Copyright violation;

- Deceiving in research results or wrong research results;

- Manuscript processing time is unusually late;

- Plagiarism;

- The peer-review comments are unsatisfactory;

- Unrevealed conflicts of interest; and  

- Violations of research ethics and integrity.

Policy for Dealing with Complaints

Once a complaint is received, at first, an acknowledgement is sent to the complainant with the assurance that appropriate action will be taken on a complaint within three working days excluding the complaint receiving date. The investigation process is initiated by the journal handling team according to the directions of the Editor-In-Chief. After the investigation is over, a meeting is held with a complete report on the complaint. The decision has been made and the same is forwarded to the concerned scholar through his/her submitted email ID. We consider complaints as an opportunity to enhance our existing Manuscript Processing System. All the received complaints are dealt with in a polite and timely manner with certainty.

Type of Publication (Processing Charges and Publication Charges)

According to the policy imposed by the Journal administration, corresponding author(s) are requested to pay the publication charge at: https://jut.ut.ac.ir/journal/about?lang=en

Full-text access: Open Access

Revenue Sources

As the Center of Excellence in Urban Tourism Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran has supported most of the publishing costs of the Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT), article processing charge in the journal is limited for authors. Therefore, publishing an article in the Journal requires a publication fee, of 6.000.000 Rial (25 US$), which 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 colour charges.

Advertising policy

The Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT) hasn’t accepted or published any advertisements on the journal website or articles.

Copyright owner / Copyright holder

Under  Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (June 20, 2003), the Journal of Urban Tourism (JUT), is fully open access, by publishing its articles under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Authors retain the 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 the Journal can be deposited immediately into an online repository or social network without any cost. The Journal 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.


The journal adheres that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

·                 Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

·                 Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

·                 Final approval of the version to be published; AND

·                 Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

The consent of all authors, as well as related authorities/institutions, has been received before the submission of the manuscript. The order of the authors (as to be reflected in the published article) has been established. The adding or deleting of authors once the manuscript has been accepted for publication would have to be accompanied by a signed statement of consent from all authors. All authors have contributed significantly to the research. Authors are obligated to participate in the peer review process, providing retractions/corrections/amendments when necessary. All conflicts of interest/financial support have been declared. Any changes or corrections to a published work require the consent of all authors.


The journal follows the policies and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct in dealing with potential cases of misconduct.

Digital Archiving Policy

The journal is archived in national databases such as ISC, MagiranSIDCivilica and the National Library of Scholarly Journals in Iran. Moreover, the journal permits self-archiving.

I4OC Standards for Open Citations

No. The journal does not yet comply with I4OC standards for open citations.

Data Citation

Data should be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations, and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list. Data citation is appropriate for data held within institutional, subject-focused, or more general data repositories. It is not intended to take the place of community standards such as in-line citation of GenBank accession codes. When citing or making claims based on data, authors must refer to the data at the relevant place in the manuscript text and in addition provide a formal citation in the reference list. The journal follows the format proposed by the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles: Authors; Year; Dataset title; Data repository or archive; Version (if any); Persistent identifier (e.g. DOI)”.

Data Sharing Policy

The journal uses the Basic Data Sharing Policy. The journal is committed to a more open research landscape, facilitating faster and more effective research discovery by enabling reproducibility and verification of data, methodology, and reporting standards. The journal encourages authors to cite and share their research data including, but not limited to: raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, and materials. Authors are encouraged to share or open the data supporting the results or analyses presented in their article where this does not violate the protection of human subjects or other valid privacy or security concerns.

The journal encourages authors to share the data and other artefacts supporting the results in the article by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a Data Accessibility Statement, including a link to the repository they have used so that this statement can be published alongside their paper.

The journal requires authors of Original Investigation, and Special Paper articles to (1) place the de-identified data associated with the manuscript in a repository, and (2) include a Data Availability Statement in the manuscript describing where and how the data can be accessed.

The journal defines data as the digital materials underlying the results described in the manuscript, including but not limited to spreadsheets, text files, interview recordings or transcripts, images, videos, output from statistical software, and computer code or scripts. Authors are expected to deposit at least the minimum amount of data needed to reproduce the results described in the manuscript. Data can be placed in any repository that makes data publicly available, providing a unique persistent identifier, including institutional repositories, general repositories (e.g., Figshare, Open Science Framework, Zenodo, Dryad, Harvard Dataverse, OpenICPSR), or discipline-specific repositories. The Data Availability Statement should be placed in the manuscript at the end of the main text before the references. This statement must include (1) an indication of the location of the data; (2) a unique identifier, such as a digital object identifier (DOI), accession number, or persistent uniform resource locator (URL); and (3) any instructions for accessing the data, if applicable. At the point of submission, you will be asked if there is a data set associated with the paper. If you reply yes, you will be asked to provide the DOI, pre-registered DOI, hyperlink, or other persistent identifier associated with the data set(s). If you have selected to provide a pre-registered DOI, please be prepared to share the reviewer URL associated with your data deposit, upon request by reviewers. Where one or multiple data sets are associated with a manuscript, these are not formally peer-reviewed as a part of the journal submission process. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of the data. Any errors in the data rest solely with the producers of the data set(s).

Please note: As you are submitting your manuscript to a journal where submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors (i.e., Author Name, Address, Conflict of Interest, and fund-related information). As a data availability statement could reveal your identity, we recommend removing this from the anonymized version of the manuscript.

Exceptions to this policy will be made in rare cases in which de-identified data cannot be shared due to their proprietary nature or participant privacy concerns. Exceptions to policy and restrictions on data availability are granted for reasons associated with the protection of human privacy, issues such as biosafety, and/or to respect terms of use for data obtained under license from third parties. Confidential data, e.g., human subjects or patient data, should always be anonymized, or permission to share should be obtained in advance. If in doubt, authors should seek counsel from their institution’s ethics committee.

Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they have used so that this statement can be published alongside their paper. Below are some examples.


Data Availability Statement:

1. Data associated with this article are available in the Open Science Framework.

2. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at http://doi.org/[doi], reference number [reference number].

3. The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at [URL], reference number [reference number].

4. The data that support the findings of this study are available in [repository name] at [URL/DOI], reference number [reference number]. These data were derived from the following resources available in the public domain: [list resources and URLs]

Informed Consent

 All participants in human subjects' articles have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, etc., should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the participants (or parent or guardian) give written informed consent for publication. Informed consent in this situation requires that an identifiable participant be shown the manuscript, providing consent before publication. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potentially identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication. Participants' consent should be written and archived either with the journal, the authors, or both, as dictated by local regulations or laws.

Privacy Statement

The names and e-mail addresses entered in this journal website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purposes or to any other parties.


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