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Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

2018 Impact Factor: 2.492
2018 Ranking: 92/217 in Management | 24/148 in Sociology | 18/52 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

J Bruce Tracey Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

eISSN: 19389663 | ISSN: 19389655 | Current volume: 60 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly

The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (CQ) is a peer reviewed, applied, scholarly journal published quarterly in association with Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and the newly formed Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. CQ aims to be the source of the most important advances in research that is specific to the hospitality industry. Conceptual and empirical papers, case studies, and research notes on any industry-relevant topic, from any discipline and using any methodology are welcome, provided they offer new insights about important industry challenges and issues. We offer constructive, developmental feedback from some of the leading industry experts and thought leaders, and work in a collaborative fashion with authors to ensure that only the highest quality papers are published.

CQ has the following attractive attributes:

  • · 2.060 JCR Impact Factor in 2017
  • · 15% acceptance rate in 2017
  • · 61% desk-rejection rate in 2017
  • · 34-day average turnaround time on first submissions sent out for review

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All issues of CQ are available to browse online.

The primary objective of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly is to publish articles that provide timely and actionable prescription for hospitality management research and practice. Specifically, we aim to publish empirical, conceptual, and case study papers that provide new insights about important industry challenges and issues. The content will address a broad range of topics that are relevant to hospitality, travel, tourism, and related contexts, including strategic management, human resources, marketing, finance, real estate, accounting, operational management, facilities and design, information systems and technology, communications, travel and tourism, and general management. All articles will be clearly grounded within an appropriate conceptual foundation, and authors will be able to demonstrate how the current paper extends that which we already know about the focal topic. Only methodologically rigorous work will be considered, and all submissions must present actionable and prescriptive insights that can be used to guide real-world decision making.

Associate Editors
Christopher K. Anderson Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Ki-Joon Back University of Houston, USA
Mark Bonn Florida State University, USA
Eric Chan The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Alice Hon Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Mahmood A. Khan Virginia Tech, USA
Anna S. Mattila Pennsylvania State University, USA
Peter O'Connor ESSEC Business School, France
John W. O'Neill Pennsylvania State University, School of Hospitality Management, USA
H. G. Parsa University of Denver, USA
Raymond Schmidgall Michigan State University, USA
Jeffrey Patrick Shay Washington & Lee University, USA
Editorial Board
Soon Ang Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School, Singapore
Seyhmus Baloglu University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Nelson A. Barber SkyeView Hospitality Group
Srikanth Beldona University of Delaware, USA
Danny Ben-Shahar Tel Aviv University, Israel
Katerina Berezina College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA
John Bowen University of Houston, USA
Zachary W. Brewster Wayne State University, USA
Dimitrios Buhalis Bournemouth University, UK
Liping A. Cai Purdue University, USA
Bill Carroll Marketing Economics, USA
Richard Chase Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA
Sunmee Choi Yonsei University, South Korea
Jim Combs University of Central Florida, USA
Michelle A. Dean San Diego State University, USA
Jan A. deRoos Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Philippe Duverger Towson University, USA
Susan S. Fleming Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
John B. Ford Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University, USA
Robert Ford University of Central Florida, USA
Rick Garlick VP of Magid
Scott Gibson William & Mary Mason School of Business, USA
Mike Giebelhausen Clemson University, USA
Bjorn Hanson New York University, USA
Tadayuki Hara University of Central Florida, USA
Flavia Hendler Director of Communications at Innovel
Jim Houran Aethos Consulting Group
Tzung-Cheng TC Huan National Chiayi University, Taiwan
Annamma Joy University of British Colombia, Canada
Arturs Kalnins The University of Iowa, USA
Michael Kasavana Michigan State University, USA
Dave Kennedy
Peter B. Kim Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Sheryl E. Kimes Cornell University, USA
Linchi Kwok The Collins College of Hospitality Management Calfornia Polytechnic University, USA
Kathryn LaTour Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Rob Law The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Crocker Liu Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Peng (Peter) Liu Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Michael Lynn Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Qingzhong Ma California State University, Chico, USA
Juan Madera University of Houston, USA
Vincent P. Magnini Virginia Tech, USA
Michael McCall Michigan State University, USA
John W. Michel Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. School of Business & Management, Loyola University Maryland, USA
Pamela Moulton Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Jamie Murphy Australian School of Management, Western Australia, Australia
Haemoon Oh College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management University of South Carolina, USA
Robert E. Pitts College of Charleston, USA
Steffen P. Raub Lausanne, Switzerland
Dennis Reynolds University of Houston, USA
Stephani K. A. Robson Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Zyi Schwartz University of Delaware, USA
Marival Segarra-Oña Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Atul Sheel Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
David Solnet The University of Queensland, Australia
Alex M. Susskind Cornell University, USA
Joo Seng Tan Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sarah Tanford University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Michael J. Tews Pennsylvania State University, USA
Andrey Ukhov Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
Jean-Pierre van der Rest Leiden University, Netherlands
Brian Wanskink Cornell University, USA
Sean A. Way Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
Jochen Wirtz National University of Singapore, Singapore
IpKin Anthony Wong City University of Macau, China
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  • Manuscript Preparation Guidelines


    Prospective authors should review the following guidelines before submitting a manuscript. Authors are strongly encouraged to engage either an outside copy editor or SAGE languageservices for assistance prior to submitting a manuscript.


    • Manuscripts must be written in standard American English.
    • For the review process, manuscripts may follow the formatting and layout criteria of any recognized style (e.g., AMA, APA, Chicago). However, conditionally accepted manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, SAGE Publications, and Cornell Hospitality Quarterly Style Guide.
    • There are no absolute word count requirements, but target lengths for regular articles are 8,000 to 12,000 words and for research notes are 3,000 to 5,000 words all inclusive.
    • All author identification must be removed from the manuscript.
    • A separate title page (designated as "TItle Page") with the author details should also be uploaded. 
    • The writing style should be direct, vigorous, in the active voice, and employ simple declarative sentences.


    Submission Process


    Manuscripts must be submitted electronically at Submitted manuscripts are first read by the editor for general acceptability. If a manuscript is perceived to be a potential fit for the journal, the editor solicits the opinions of two or three reviewers. The review is double blind—reviewers do not know the identity of the author and vice versa. After the reviewers submit their recommendations, the editor makes a final decision regarding publication. Every effort is made to complete this first round of reviews within three months. If the editor decides that a manuscript may be suitable, but a definitive decision cannot be made at that time, the author is invited to revise and resubmit the manuscript.

    Resubmission Process


    Manuscripts that are revised and resubmitted are normally handled by the editor without seeking additional input from the reviewers. However, revisions may be sent back to the original set of reviewers, or to a new set of reviewers, on rare occasions when the editor believes that their expertise will help him make a better decision. Regardless of whether or not a revision is sent back out for review, the editor may request an additional revision, which is once again subject to the same revise and resubmit process.


    Authors do not have to do everything suggested by the editor and reviewers. However, they must give serious consideration to all editor and reviewer comments and must prepare a detailed, point-by-point response to those comments describing the changes prompted by each comment or explaining why a comment prompted no changes. Revised manuscripts and detailed responses to editor and reviewers must be resubmitted at

    Publication Process


    After a manuscript has been edited, the author receives a final draft approval and a page proof prior to publication. The CQ reserves the right to suspend publication of a manuscript at any time if it fails to meet required standards. All accepted manuscripts appear on Cornell Hospitality Quarterly OnlineFirst prior to print publication.



    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    Contact Information


    Questions concerning the submission process, the status of a submission, or developing a manuscript for the CQ can be directed to the managing editor, J. Bruce Tracey at

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