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International Journal
of Dark Tourism Studies

The International Journal of Dark Tourism Studies is a social scientific journal dedicated to academic perspectives of dark tourism and difficult heritage. While striving for a balance of theory and application, the Journal is dedicated to developing dark tourism as a post-disciplinary field of study. 

Our strategies include:

  • inviting new, emerging, and established authors from various disciplines to publish their scholarly research;

  • to serve as a global online forum through which scholars and students may interact;

  • expanding frontiers of knowledge in and contribute to the literature on dark tourism and heritage studies;

  • to be student-centric with value for money and accessible scholarship whilst providing a fair-deal for authors and peer-reviewers.  

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Our Publishing Model

Academic publishing is typically built on 'free labour'. Academic authors usually do not receive any royalties for their scholarly articles. We do not think that is a fair approach! Our publishing strategy is to disrupt current academic publishing. In our 'Fair Deal for Academic Authors', we offer all our authors royalty payments in recognition of their professional scholarship. 

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Aims & Scope

The International Journal of Dark Tourism Studies is the interdisciplinary academic refereed online journal for students, scholars and practitioners with a common interest in 'dark tourism' and 'difficult heritage'. We encourage debate over the nature, meaning, and consequences of dark tourism, as well as its links to memory, identities, the tourist experience and place. 

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Editorial Board

Our Editorial Board is led by Editor-in-Chief Dr Philip Stone, Executive Director of the Institute for Dark Tourism Research (iDTR). Our Editorial Board members are internationally recognized experts and are allied to universities across the globe. Our Board members play an active role in shaping the direction of the Journal and are instrumental in peer review processes.

Fair Deal for Academic Authors
Meet our Editorial Board
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Publish Your Work

We welcome articles from students and Early Career Researchers, as well as from established scholars. Articles may include issues emerging from heritage discourse, tourism studies, museology, sociology, thanatology, death studies, history, memory studies, anthropology, cultural geography, human geography, and cultural studies.


Articles & Issues

We publish in volumes of six articles in a single issue. Our publishing schedule is ad hoc and we publish numerous times per annum. We are an online Journal offering digital PDF downloads. We publish conceptual and empirical essays, literature reviews, research letters, research notes, as well as current issues in method, practice or policy. 

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Subscriptions & Open Access

As part of our 'Fair Deal for Academic Authors', we offer numerous access points to our Journal. We have personal or institutional annual subscriptions, as well as 'pay-as-you-go-papers'. We pride ourselves on affordable scholarship which is fair to our authors, reviewers and readers. A lot of our articles are Open Access and free to download. 

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