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Institutional Support:
Editora Átomo

About the journal

Tourism & Development Journal (RTD) is a scientific biannual publication institutionally supported by Átomo Publisher that, since 2001, contributes in the following areas of knowledge: tourism, leisure and hospitality; prioritizing, interdisciplinary, its interface with public policy and development. Also, RTD publishes research papers, theoretical analysis, documents, essays and book reviews that may support academic activities and actions of people involved with tourism and recreation in public, private and from the third sector.

Currently, RTD is evaluated as Qualis B3 in the area of Management, Accounting and Tourism. In the following chart there are some RTD classifications concerning other areas of knowledge related to the editorial line of the journal.

ISSN Title Rating Areas of Knowledge
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B3 Management, Accounting and Tourism
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B4 Architecture and Urbanism
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B4 Engeneering III
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B4 Geography
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B4 Urban and regional planning / Demographics
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B5 Anthropology / Archaeology
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B5 Engeneering I
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B5 Interdisciplinary
1519-4744 Tourism & Development Journal B5 Sociology


The journal began its activities in 2001, as the result of a joint between researchers from diverse disciplinary origin who shared the same interests in the development of tourism as a new area of scientific knowledge. With the institutional support of Átomo Publisher since the beginning, RTD remained throughout more than ten years as a standalone publication, recognized nationally, contributing to the dissemination of tourism as an important source of community development.


Focus and Scope

Tourism & Development Journal (RTD) publishes theoric development articles in the area of tourism, leisure and hospitality. Also, accepts different theoric and methodologic perspectives in theme approach since they are consistent and relevant to the enrichment of knowledge in the already mentioned areas. Articles, reviews, documents and case studies that contribute in a significant way in the field of tourism, leisure and hospitality, especially those who interface interdisciplinary with public policies and social development, will be welcomed to publication.

RTD prioritizes:

  • articles whose development is supported by relevant theoretical literature, recently updated and, in some measure, involving classical authors of the chosen theme or area;
  • innovative essay approaches, with new techniques capable to induce readers on reflecting about the focused theme;
  • case studies who contribute to the dissemination of knowledge, revealing problems that can be solved through the use of bibliography that will serve to indicate possibilities for their solution;
  • documents, in general, who presents scientific contribution methodology explicitly grounded in the scope of work.

Editorial Politics

Tourism & Development Journal's mission is to contribute to the scientific study of tourism related to social development, disseminating projects that are able to support activities, both within the academic and public spheres, private and third sector, that might be associated, somehow, with the areas of tourism, leisure and hospitality.


RTD has a biannual peridiocity that may also publish, with advanced notice, special editions related to relevant themes in the areas of tourism, leisure and hospitality.


The target of RTD are those involved in the academic sphere, such as researchers and professionals in the field of tourism, leisure and hospitality who work in public, private or third sector organizations. RTD also favors its inclusion in higher education institutions dedicated to research in tourism, particularly, postgraduate courses.

Evaluation Process

The articles received will start their evaluation process by assigning a numbered code that ensures the anonymity of the author (s) (s). Then, the article is sent to a pre-assessment of the editorial team, who will check their suitability to the editorial line. If approved, the document will be sent to two reviewers for blind review system (without identifying the authors and their institutions).

The editorial council is committed to the authors to return the evaluation of their manuscripts within 5 months after its receipt, with three possible directions: accepted unmodified, accepted with modifications and refused. Upon being accepted, the number will be indicated in the journal to be published.

The manuscripts submitted to the journal are not allowed to contain any indication of authorship or source to ensure anonymity in the review. In this sense, the work should be accompanied by a sheet on which are listed the data affiliation (s) of author (s) (brief resume, address, phone number and email address).

By submitting the article to the RTD, the authors are assuming full responsibility for its content and a commitment of not sending it to another publication.

Articles will be accepted in Portuguese and Spanish, containing a summary in English and in Portuguese.