Call For Papers


This special issue is dedicated to share new insights of different User Generated Content (UGC) forms, and specially eWOM, in tourism. Both the UGC and the eWOM have brought important changes in the decision-making process of consumers and, more specifically, of tourists. This information can be generated by the tourists themselves and managed (encouraged, fostered, analysed, and answered) by organizations or companies (accommodation, destinations...).

To better understand the UGC and eWOM phenomenon in tourism context, this special issue invites empirical research papers focusing on UGC and eWOM adding value to literature.

Therefore, this special issue aims to publish papers with new insights into the tourism UGC and eWOM phenomenon in all types of social media platforms and brand communities. Furthermore, studies that conduct comparative observation, longitudinal studies and theories applications and based on quantitative and qualitative techniques are particularly welcome to submit. Finally, it is expected a coherent relation between empirical findings and theories in submissions received.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • eWOM or UGC and Brands
  • eWOM or UGC and consumer behaviour
  • eWOM or UGC and attitudes
  • eWOM or UGC and perceptions
  • eWOM or UGC and new technologies (IT, IoT, AR, VR,..)
  • eWOM or UGC management
  • Differences in types of eWOM and UGC effects
  • Cross-cultural differences in eWOM or UGC
  • Social media and stakeholders co-creation
  • Social media  and value co-creation

Abstracts and full articles should be submitted until May 30, 2019 to Guest Editor(s):

  • Javier Perez-Aranda, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, University of Málaga, Spain:
  • Manuela Guerreiro, School of Economics, University of Algarve, CinTurs, Portugal:

 All papers will be peer-reviewed. Articles must follow the publication rules as presented in the Author Guidelines. Any comments or doubts should be sent to the guest editors.


To submit your paper, please click on the following link:


For any enquiries regarding the programme and the special issue, please contact any of the Guest Editors.


CREATIVE TOURISM (Special Issue – 2020)

As tourists become more educated and skilled, they expect higher value from experiential activities at the destination. Accordingly, this value is increasingly dependent on application and development of personal creativity. Creative Tourism has emerged as a new form of tourism able to meet the expectations of creative tourists who desire to interact with the destination environment in a more participative way. In addition, destinations are facing worldwide competition and the need to reinvent or innovate tourism offerings is greater than ever. Thus, creative tourism is also being proposed as an opportunity for businesses and destinations to build uniqueness and differentiation based on singular local resources and heritage.

In this special issue of JSOD, researchers are challenged to address issues on creative tourism from both perspectives of demand and supply in order to uncover new paths for tourism research and practice.

Papers to include in this publication will thus focus preferably on (though not limited to):

  • Sustainability of creative tourism businesses
  • Creative experience design
  • Creative destinations
  • Creative tourist profile
  • Networking for creative tourism
  • Creative tourism and the co-creative tourist
  • The creativity of tourism communities
  • Linking culture and creative tourism
  • Building distinctiveness through creative tourism
  • The social impacts of creative tourism
  • Psychological benefits of creative tourism

Abstracts and full articles should be submitted until July 31, 2019 to Guest Editor(s):

All papers will be peer-reviewed. Articles must follow the publication rules as presented in the Author Guidelines. Any comments or doubts should be sent to the guest editors.