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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


Journal of Tourism, Culinary, and Entrepreneurship (JTCE) - ISSN: 2776-0928 is a peer-reviewed journal published under Faculty of Tourism, Universitas Ciputra Surabaya. It aims to provide tourism, hospitality, and entrepreneurship-related theoretical and best practice contributed by the scholars and practitioners. JTCE welcomes research inquiries and reports under three main fields, namely tourism, hospitality and entrepreneurship.


Publication of the article is made twice a year (April and October), which requires a transfer of copyright to the publisher. The latter ensures a proper dissemination of information under the law enforced by the Indonesian Ministry of Higher Education.


Publishing Essentials

Please check our information pages in Ethics in Publishing and Ethical Guidelines for article publication.


Declaration of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. For instance, potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors must disclose any interests in two places: 1. A summary declaration of interest statement in the title page file (if double-blind) or the manuscript file (if single-blind). If there are no interests to declare then please state this: 'Declarations of interest: none'. This summary statement will be ultimately published if the article is accepted. 2. Detailed disclosures as part of a separate Declaration of Interest form, which forms part of the journal's official records. It is important for potential interests to be declared in both places and that the information matches.


Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article means the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic bachelor thesis, master thesis, dissertation or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service.


Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider the list and order of authors carefully before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Additionally, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors in which they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.


Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.



Upon the acceptance of an article, authors are required to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' (see more information on this). An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author to confirm the receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of the agreement.


Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including the abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. IJBS has preprinted forms for use by authors in these cases.


For open access articles: Upon the acceptance of an article, authors are required to complete an 'Exclusive License Agreement' (further information). Permitted third party reuse of open access articles is determined by the author's choice of user license.



All manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission site of this journal


Submission checklist

Appellation and contact details of corresponding author

  • E-mail address
  • Postal address


Files required to be uploaded

  • Manuscript
  • Supplemental files (if any)


Additional considerations

  • Spelling and grammar check for the manuscript
  • Coherence of citations in the manuscript and in the list of references
  • Permission granted for the use of copyrighted material from other sources
  • A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare (from JTCE)
  • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed (from JTCE)
  • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements (from JTCE)


Basic manuscript format

All articles to be published are less than 30 double-spaced pages, 1-inch margins on all sides, exclude the title and abstract pages, and use Arial11-point fonts of. All inclusive, the final accepted manuscripts have between 4,000 - 6,000 word counts.  The title page must have the information of title, author(s), and affiliation(s). This is followed by an abstract of 150-200 words, including a list of three to five keywords. The title, not the author’s names, should reappear in page 1, thereby ensuring anonymity for reviewing purposes. Page 2 and beyond are reserved for the main content of the article. Locate tables, graphics, and references in the suitable part of the manuscript.

  • File types: Word or RTF
  • Typeface: Arial, 11 points
  • Text: Double-spaced, left-justified
  • Page layout: 1-inch margin on all sides, page numbers in the upper right corner, no header/footer

Manuscript elements

The double-blind peer-review process of this journal requires a manuscript in which the author(s) name is attached followed by the affiliation and the email address. Furthermore, the name is typed in order based on the contribution and it should have been agreed by all authors if there is more than one who contribute in the article. Additionally, the one who is in charged as corresponding author should be marked asterisk (*) after the name and the order.


Submitted Manuscript

  • Title
  • Name of author(s)
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Main text
    • Introduction (including Theory and hypotheses)
    • Methods
    • Results and Discussion (Tables, Figures, Parts of Interview)
    • Conclusion and Directions for future research
  • References: Mendeley is preferable
  • Appendices* (optional)
    • Supplemental documents


Supplementary Files*(optional)

Final page

  • Supported Numerical data
  • Interview Transcription
  • Other necessary supported data


Manuscript format


The title should be clear and concise, and should not exceed 20 words.


Name of Author(s)

The name of the author(s) should be typed in order based on their contribution if there are more than one, typed Italic and bold in Arial 10pt, be marked asterisk (*) for the corresponding one, and accompanied with the affiliation as well as the email address.



The abstract offers a snapshot of the manuscript by summarizing its key components and should be around 150 – 200 words.



Identify 3-6 keywords that best represent the topic of the manuscript.


Main text

The writing of the main text must adhere to the following aspects:

  • Number the page on the upper right corner
  • Please do not add headers/footers on each page
  • Headings are not numbered (i.e. text only) and follow these formatting style:
    • Level 1 Heading: centered, title-style capitalization (capital first letter of each word), bold face, extra return before and after
    • Level 2 Heading: flush left with title-style capitalization (capital first letter of each word), bold face and italics. Exclude the heading for a single section (i.e. must have at least two sections to include the heading)
    • Level 3 Heading: left-justified but indented, with sentence-style capitalization (capital first letter only), and in italics. Exclude the heading for a single section (i.e. must have at least two sections to include the heading)


Mathematical notations

Place any equations at the center of the page. For multiple equations, put the number for each equation with parentheses flush with the left margin. Use Equation Editor where applicable in any word processing software.



References begin on a separate new page, are listed in alphabetical order, and should be in double-spaced 10-point font. Please ensure coherence of cited works within the text and in the list of references.

The JTCE subscribes to the reference formatting issued by the APA 6th edition and the use of reference management software such as Mendeley, Zotero, or EndNote. Authors are encouraged to use the Mendeley Reference Manager and Citation Generator for in-text citations and bibliography.



Tables appear in the manuscript with appropriate placement and each of which should be numbered consecutively (in order of their appearance on the text). Table placement within the text should be typed bold in Arial 10 pt and marked accordingly (e.g. “Table 1. About here”).



Figures refer to various materials including, but not limited to, line drawings, maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, photos, and web screenshots. Following the tables, they appear in the manuscript with appropriate placement and each of which should be numbered consecutively (in order of their appearance on the text). Figure placement within the text should be typed bold in Arial 10 pt marked accordingly (e.g. “Figure 1. About here”). Unless otherwise paid by the authors for the printing costs, colored figures must be transferred to gray-scaled images prior to submission.



Appendices are optional to be inserted in the manuscript and they appear on a new separate page. For multiple appendices, each must be labeled with letters (e.g. Appendix A, Appendix B) in order of appearance. A single appendix does not require labeling (Appendix).



Proof correction

Corresponding author(s) will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. Web-based proofing provides a faster and less error-prone process by allowing you to directly type your corrections, eliminating the potential introduction of errors.

If preferred, you can still choose to annotate and upload your edits on the PDF version. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors, including alternative methods to the online version and PDF.

We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

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