The CACTUS – Journal of tourism for research, education, culture, and soul (CACTUS-RECS Journal)

  • Is an open access journal that provides bi-annual publication of articles in all areas of the subject.
  • The CACTUS –RECS Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. All articles published in CACTUS –RECS Journal will be peer-reviewed.

Types of paper

  • Regular Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.
  • Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.
  • Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.

Papers must be submitted via e-mail to and


The online CACTUS – Journal of tourism for research, education, culture, and soul (CACTUS- RECS) is a publication of the research center with the same name, centered on the professional identification and analysis of current issues that characterize tourism in Romania and abroad.
Articles to be published in the CACTUS Journal should report original research that have never been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers presented at conferences are welcome provided they have not been published in full in the conference volume. All articles will be submitted in English. Romanian authors will provide a full Romanian version as well. Please ensure that proper English is used. The editorial committee cannot accept articles that are not readable in English.

Important Specifications

The journal is issued twice a year, in June and December. For the June issue, the manuscripts must be submitted by 30th of April, and for the December issue by 30th of October. After the submission deadline the articles are submitted to a verification of eligibility based on the requirements set within the Authors Guidelines. The authors are informed via e/mail about the result of the verification within 30 days from the submission deadline. Eligible articles are submitted to double blind peer review, that last 45 days, authors being also informed about the results of this stage. The maximum length of a regular research article is 6 pages!. Please follow the A4 style. The text of the paper will be written in Times New Roman, 10 point, single line spacing. All submissions are electronic in format MS-Word 2003 (with the extension “.doc”) Articles that do not conform with the requirements specified in this Guide will be rejected outright, without being sent to peer review. The policy of the journal requires that an author signs not more than an article in two consecutive issues. Manuscripts should be submitted using the form provided on the Journal’s website.

Paper Title

The title should describe clearly and accurately the content of the article. It is crucial that the title includes keywords that readers are likely to use when searching for articles online.


The abstract must include sufficient information for readers to judge the nature and significance of the topic. It should summarize the objectives of the article, methodology, results and conclusions. In order to increase the visibility of the article, the abstract should reiterate key words and phrases while avoiding unnecessary repetition.


Four to seven keywords (words or expressions) that capture the essence of your paper should be listed in decreasing order of importance, ensuring consistency with the title and the abstract of the article.

JEL Classification

The article should follow the Journal of Economic Literature classification system (JEL), in one or several categories. Click here for JEL classification


The introduction familiarizes the reader with the context of the paper. It should briefly summarize current literature and research, as well as the aim of the work presented in the paper.

Paper Body

The article should be the result of an original research. The structure of the paper should be clear and well organized. Titles and subtitles should be placed in logical sequence. Please make use of accepted terminology in your field, provide a detailed description of methodology, clearly state your results, and discuss the implications of your findings.


A conclusion section is required. Conclusions should provide a synthesis of the main contributions of the paper, discuss the importance of the work, and or suggest possible applications and extensions of the research.

Rules regarding article formatting

The paper title shall be written in uppercase and centered across the top of the page in Impact font type 14 point, bold.

The Authors’ names will be written under the paper title, centered across the page, single spaced, specifying: title, affiliation, town, country and e-mail address. It must be written in Times New Roman 12 point bold. A footnote on the first page will indicate the contact author. The abstract will be written in Times New Roman 10 point. It must have 100 to 200 words, single spaced. Abbreviations will not be used in the abstract. The paper body should be written with in Times New Roman 10 point, single spaced. Tables and figures should be placed in the body of the paper exactly where the authors want them to appear printed. They should not occupy more than one page each. The heading should be in Times New Roman 10 point bold. Titles and numbers should be positioned above the table or figure. Please indicate the source of data when appropriate. References to tables and figures in the text of the article should be made within parentheses, e.g. „(fig. nr.1), (table nr. 1)”. Graphs must be uncluttered and easy to read, preferably in black and white. Equations and formulas should be numbered. The numbers are to be justified to the right, within parentheses. Abbreviations and acronyms should be defined the first time they are used in that . Referencing style. CACTUS Journal requires the Harvard referencing style, developed by Anglia Ruskin University. The referencing style can be accessed here.


The logical connection between the title of the article, abstract, keywords, main content and conclusions should be respected consistently. Articles that do not comply with all the requirements specified in the Author Guidelines will not be accepted for publication. For your convenience, we include here a mock paper illustrating the style required by our journal.