PortadaPS0215PASOS. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage (ISSN 1695-7121), www.pasosonline.org, is an open access publication with no embargo period, which means that all content is available openly and free of charge to be read by users or their institutions. Users can read, download (no registration required), distribute, print or link the full texts of editions and articles without the permission of the editors or authors. In other words, the BOAI definition of open access applies. There is also no charge for publishing (APCs), and this applies to the entire editorial process. PASOS is published under the Creative Commons BY NC ND license. All original and unpublished works received are subject to a double blind review process.

PASOS specializes in the academic and business analysis of different processes involved in the tourism system, with special interest in tourist uses of culture, nature and territory, people, towns and spaces, and integral heritage. From an inter- and trans-disciplinary perspective, it calls for and encourages writings from the social sciences and administrative-business practice. Its objective is to fulfill the role of a forum for the exposition and discussion of methodologies and theories, as well as the dissemination of studies and experiences. It aims to contribute to efforts to understand tourism and to make progress in ways of preventing its undesirable effects. It also attempts to improve the way in which tourism serves as a complement to developing the quality of life of residents in destination areas.

Edited by the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain) Institute of Political and Social Sciences and the Instituto Universitario da Maia (Portugal), the current periodicity of PASOS is quarterly (January, April, July and October), as well as publishing two special editions each year.

PASOS is directed by Agustín Santana Talavera, Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, Full Professor of the University of La Laguna and Director of the University Institute of Political and Social Sciences. He is assisted by two Deputy Directors: Eduardo Parra López, Ph.D. in Business Sciences and Professor of the University of La Laguna and Eduardo Cordeiro Gonçalves, doctorates in history and tourism, Vice-Rector of Instituto Universitario da Maia (Portugal). The journal has an editorial committee (http://pasosonline.org/la-revista/consejo-editorial) organized around large thematic and language areas, and an international scientific advisory committee (http://pasosonline.org/la-revista/consejo-cientifico) composed of doctors and professionals in tourism and cultural heritage from 26 universities and research centers. The editorial secretary is Dr. Gonçalo Marques from the Instituto Universitario da Maia (ISMAI, Portugal).

PASOS14PASOS was first published in January 2003, and from then to date 50 issues have been published in fourteen volumes, showing a significant progression from the beginning to the current year. Up to volume 14 (3), corresponding to June 2016, 751 papers have been published, mostly in the articles section that passed the peer review process (average acceptance rate of 43%). Other sections of the journal are Opinions and Essays, Research Notes, From the Company, Events Chronicle and Literature Reviews, including free advertising for events, university training and other specialized journals.

The average annual number of papers received is 258, with an index of rejection after anonymous peer evaluation of close to 57%, with the rest accepted with some kind of revision at the request of the reviewers (http: //www.pasosonline .org / Publication / Proceso_de_revi-sion.pdf). The origin of the papers received is extremely international. Taking data from Redalyc.org, the bibliometric analysis 2005-2014 indicates that the proportion of authors by country is 30.9% Spain, 22.6% Brazil, 7.7% Mexico and 5.7% Portugal (http: // Www.redalyc.org/revista.oa?id=881).

In 2014, the journal obtained the FECYT quality mark (01/07/2014) of excellence in the quality of Spanish scientific journals. This recognition, which is reviewed every two years, demonstrates the progression of the PASOS journal that in 2006 was already included in the paper "Rating tourism and hospitality journals" by McKercher, B.; Law, R. and Lam, T. (2006) and published in Tourism Management, 27: 1235-1252). Its impact was estimated at 2.8 points out of 5 from a global selection of 40 journals based on interest shown by 314 researchers selected in the USA, UK, Hong Kong and Australia.

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