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Call for Abstract (Stand up/Poster Presentation)

Important Dates

Abstract Submission : Feb. 23, 2020

Decision Notification : Mar. 22, 2020

Final Abstract/Paper submission : May 3, 2020

Early Bird Registration: By May 17, 2020

Submit your abstracts or Paper through CMT developed by Microsoft. Click HERE to go to the submission page.

For further information, please email the Chair of the Paper Review Committee, Dr. SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, at jang12@purdue.edu.

SUBMISSION Guideline

  • Authors must submit a three-page ABSTRACT for review. All submissions to the APTA 2020 Conference must be original work not yet submitted to any other publication prior to the conference. (Authors are free to publish submitted work after the conference.) Submissions must be written in English and prepared in MS Word (2007 or later). Pdf files of abstracts or full paper will not be accepted. All submissions should be free of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts (saved with MS WORD, Not PDF) must be THREE single-spaced pages long with the title of the paper centered at the top of the first page of each abstract.

  • Make sure No Author Names on the Abstract. Also, a cover page with the author’s information is NOT necessary. Authors will be asked to directly enter authors’ information on the submission website.

  • Note that adding or deleting authors after the acceptance decision is not allowed

  • Each abstract should include an introduction, literature review, methodology, findings, implications and/or conclusions, and a list of references. Note that references are not included in the three-page limit.

  • Please make sure to follow the suggested template provided below. 

                    Template :  Abstract for Review [Abstract Template]

Thesis-in-Progress (TiP) Paper

  • APTA also invites graduate students to submit in progress theses or dissertations.

  • Selected graduate students will be given the opportunity to receive feedback from a panel of well-known scholars in HTM fields.

  • More details about the Thesis-in-Progress session will be announced separately.​

Final Submission and Proceedings

  • For final submission, all the authors MUST submit revised three-page abstracts after being notified of acceptance to the conference.

  • Authors who want to be considered for Best Paper Awards also submit full papers in addition to revised three-page abstracts. Best Paper Awards will be competitively selected by the Paper Review Committee. Full papers should be limited to twenty single-spaced pages (MS Word only) including references.

  • The conference proceedings will be distributed on Flash Drives without ISSN at the APTA conference. It is our principle that conference proceedings will include three-page abstracts only in order to avoid potential plagiarism issues since authors may publish the same or similar papers in other journals. However, it is still possible for authors to indicate on the submission website that they prefer to have their Full Papers included in the conference proceedings. In these cases, full papers will be included (However, please be aware of the potential for plagiarism issues).   

  • Please make sure to follow the suggested template provided below. 

            Template :  Final Abstract  [Final Abstract Template]

                                  Full Paper [Full Paper Template]

Area of Interests

​- Advanced Research in Tourism and Hospitality

- Eco Tourism

- Medical Tourism

- Film and Drama Tourism

- Sustainable Tourism

- Tourism Planning and Policy

- Community Based Tourism

- Service Quality Management

- MICE

- Logistics

- Supply Chain Management

- Hotel Management

- Restaurant Management and operations

- Safety and Crisis Management

- Information Technology

- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

- Any other subject area related to Tourism, Leisure, or Hospitality Management