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Call For Chapters: 

Rural Tourism-From Concept to Practice

Call for Chapters for Rural Tourism- From Concept to Practice, an eBook has been planned to be published by ORIC Publications and edited by:

Richard Sharpley, Professor of Tourism at the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors, University of Central Lancashire.  Lancashire, UK.

Jarkko Saarinen,Professor of Geography, at the University of Oulu, Finland

Kristina Košić ,Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Novi Sad.

Nicole Vaugeois, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development at Vancouver Island University, Canada.

Objective of the Book

Despite tourism development, rural tourism has not received as much attention as other sector of tourism. The number of books that paid attention to rural tourism are too limit .The most important point is that no new book have been published in this area recently. There is a serious need for a comprehensive book about rural tourism.


 Recommended topics (not limited to the following):

1- Rural tourism definition, a critical review

2- Rural tourism and its dimension

3- Rural tourism and rural development

4- Rural tourism impacts (environmental, social- cultural and economic impacts)

5- Rural tourism sustainability

6- Community based tourism

7- Rural tourism and Eco museum

8- Agri tourism and farm tourism

9- Rural tourism successful experiments

10- Rural tourism future

Publishing Charges: 

  • Early submission (Proposal): Free of Charge

Early submission is valid until September 29, 2014 .

  • Late submission: 250 USD

Submissions procedure

Academics and practitioners are invited to submit before September 29, 2014 , a 2-3 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. The proposal should include the chapter summary, table of contents, number of pages and authors’ contact information. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by October 30th, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 30th 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed.

The doc or docx format of manuscripts should be submitted to [email protected].

Please specify " Rural Tourism- From Concept to Practice " in subject line.

Important Dates

September 29, 2014: Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline
October 30, 2014: Notification of Acceptance Extended to January 29, 2015
January 30, 2015:  Full Chapters Submission Extended to March 29, 2015 (Late Submission is valid)

May 29, 2015: Review Results Returned Deadline Extended to October 20
June 29, 2015: Final Chapter Submission Deadline Extended to October 20 2016
March, 2016: Publishing Extended to August 2017


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Editors' Biography (Alphabetical order):

Jarkko Saarinen, Professor of Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include tourism and local/regional development, sustainability and responsibility in tourism, tourism and climate change, community-based natural resource management and the utilisation and construction of nature and local cultures in tourism. He is currently the Vice-President of the International Geographical Union (IGU) and Associate Editor in the Journal of Ecotourism. His recent publications include books: Sustainable Tourism in Southern Africa (2009, co-edited with Becker, Manwa and Wilson), Nordic Tourism (2009, with Hall and Müller), Tourism and Change in the Polar Regions (2010, co-edited with Hall) and Tourism and Millennium Development Goals (2013, co-edited with Rogerson and Manwa). 

Richard SharpleyProfessor of Tourism and Development in the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors at UCLan. His roles include teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervising a number of PhD students, and contributing to the development of research of tourism within the School. 

Since joining UCLan, Professor Sharpley has added to his research repertoire, specialising in areas such as tourism and sustainable development and dark tourism. He has published numerous research papers and book titles, including ‘Tourism and Development in the Developing World’ and ‘The Darker Side of Travel: The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism’.

Nicole Vaugeois is the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development at Vancouver Island University, Canada and Co-Director for the World Leisure Centre of Excellence in Sustainability and Innovation. Her research interests include sustainability, rural resilience, place and amenity based development, trails, tourism labour markets and knowledge mobilization. She has extensive experience supporting local, regional, provincial and federal government policy analysis in tourism development through her research. She has published numerous papers and reports and maintains an active speaking agenda with academic and non-academic audiences. 

Publishing Charges:

Proposal Submission Before September 29, 2014
Proposal Submission After September 29 , 2014
Free of Charge
 250 USD