Nature and Ecotourism is a leading tourism and Ecotourism journal which advances critical understanding of the relationships between tourism, sustainable development, sustainable ecosystem and natural resources. It publishes theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores one or more of the economic, social, cultural, political, organizational or environmental aspects of the subject. Critical views and perspectives are encouraged, as well as new ideas and approaches in relation to the theory and practice linking tourism and sustainability. Contributions can be from all disciplinary perspectives, with inter-disciplinary work especially welcome. Holistic and integrative work is encouraged. Papers can be especially useful if they contribute new understanding and insights not just to the field of sustainable tourism but also to the wider social sciences or between the social and natural sciences. Many contributions include significant empirical evidence, but some innovate in the field by providing new perspectives, approaches and insights through critical reviews.

The journal publishes Main Papers, Book Reviews, and occasional Opinion Pieces. Book reviews and Opinion Pieces are by invitation only. We also commission Special Issues – contact the editors if you have a proposal for a Special Issue or Opinion Piece.


Peer Review Statement


Quality is ensured by rigorous, anonymous peer evaluation of each main paper by three independent referees. The Editors, on behalf of the Editorial Board, make the final decision concerning publication. Submission is only through the journal’s email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..