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European Journal of Тourism Research

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  • Anthropology
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249-360 Tourism 2012 03EN.indd 346TOURISM Journal reviewVol. 60/ No. 3/ 2012/ 346 journal review European Journal of Tourism Research In the multitude of recently published journals that deal with the phenomenon of tourism, we will brielfy review the European Journal of Tourism Research (EJTR) which is celebrating its fi fth year of publishing in 2012. Th e journal is published twice a year by the International University College in Bulgaria, with editor in Chief Stanislav Ivanov. Like most of tourism research journals EJTR, is a mul- tidisciplinary journal too and its themes include: management, marketing, anthropology, culture, IT etc. Th e journal is open for cooperation with inter- ested authors, primarily from Central and Eastern Europe. Th e length of published articles is limited between ten and twenty thousand words, but after the peer reviews the editorial staff considers longer or shorter articles as well. Th e journal publishes research notes too. As is common elsewhere, the articles should contain a theoretical concept of the problem and its practical and empirical implication. In addition to the above, the journal regularly fea- tures book reviews, notifi cations of held conferences and seminars, and reports on best practices. Th e fi rst issue of 2012 is mainly dedicated to mega events held in Europe, North and South America. In theory and practice, an increasing interest is being paid to events, given that the spectacles are becoming an important part of tourism attrac- tions of the cities and region in which the events are being held. Th us, the tourism of mega events, fairs, exhibitions, religious festivities, art festivals, sporting events etc. is being discussed. Although the mega events are not a new phenomenon (London World Exhibtion of 1851 etc.), they have expanded globally in recent decades becoming a development generator, particularly in urban agglomerations with new specialized infrastructures. Th e fi rst article of the rev

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