Tourism and Hospitality sectors are integrating parts of the global processes that shape the modern world. These global processes are better addressed and investigated by collaborative networks of researchers covering many different countries. In this context, the increasingly international and interdisciplinary nature of the Tourism and Hospitality research projects and programmes have created many opportunities. These opportunities are accompanied by a variety of challenges including how to strengthen the principles and standards governing the conduct of Tourism and Hospitality research when researchers across disciplines and around the globe do not necessarily share the same paradigms, cultures, and values.
The EATSA – Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association is committed with the best practices in Tourism and Hospitality research, in order to ensure the higher standards of international cooperation, aiming to bolster the scientific knowledge in Tourism and Hospitality domain and to avoid any kind of misconduct.
The members of EATSA should agree to conduct their research according to the same standards of research integrity, while respecting the laws and sovereignty of the States of all participating parties. In funded international projects the promotion of good practice and the handling of possible cases of misconduct, as recommended by the coordinating committee of the OECD Global Science Forum, should be followed.
The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity are adopted as the normative documents of the EATSA’s Founding Act, which will support the collaborative networking of its members on the basis of the following principles:
Additionally, to support and promote integrity in research publication, EATSA fully endorse the position statements for editors and authors that were developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010:
Kleinert S & Wager E (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7).
Free access in the following website: http://www.oeawi.at/downloads/International%20standard_editors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf
Wager E & Kleinert S, (2011). Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)).
Free access in the following website: http://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf
The Taipei Statement on Research Integrity in Tourism and Hospitality was developed as part of the Inaugural Conference of the Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association, 7-11 June 2015, as the guide to the responsible conduct of individual members of EATSA, and as a normative framework of EATSA’s Direction Board. Although it is not a regulatory document and does not represent the official policies of the countries and organizations that are represented in EATSA, it works as a memorandum of understanding for the relationship between EATSA and its institutional members.
For official policies, guidance, and regulations relating to research integrity, appropriate national bodies and organizations should be consulted.
This document, entitled “Taipei Statement on Research Integrity in Tourism and Hospitality”, represents the EATSA’s Founding Act and must be published in the EATSA website (www.eatsa.byd.pl).
This declaration was presented at the General Meeting of the Euro-Asia Tourism Studies Association (EATSA) that took place in the Fu-Jen University, Xin-Zhuang, New Taipei, Taiwan, on June 9th, 2015, and carried unanimously as its EATSA FOUNDING ACT by the following members: