Green Events and Green Tourism: an international guide to good practice

Edited by Dr Hugues Séraphin and Emma Nolan

Call for Chapters

Definitions and scope

Green Events and Green Tourism: an international guide to good practice will comprise case studies that demonstrate best practice in a range of small to mega events, including sports events, festivals and cultural events, conferences and exhibitions. Case studies may also illustrate best practice in event spaces and venues. In terms of best practice in tourism management, case studies are encouraged that highlight the work done by leading organisations in post-conflict, post-disaster or post-colonial destinations as well as within established or emerging destinations.

Case studies should demonstrate the integration of sustainability and responsibility into strategy, operations and products in order to have a positive transformational impact on the social and environmental challenges we face. Case studies which highlight innovation are particularly welcome.

Deadlines and timing

30 Dec 2016     Deadline for the submission of abstracts

08 Feb 2017     Confirmation of selected abstracts

15 Aug 2017     Deadline for the submission of a draft of your chapter (you are of course very welcome to submit early).

28 Feb 2017     Scripts returned with editors comments and requested revisions

19 May 2018     Authors submission of revised chapters

21 July 2018     Final version of the manuscript to the publisher

30 Nov 2018     Publication and launch of book

Word count and structure

Your chapter must be your own original and unpublished work (not included in an online case collection such as the Case Centre) of no more than 4,000 words (all inclusive) and must follow the section structure below. The suggested content and word count for each section is an approximate guide, but note that the use of a case study must be highly evident in your chapter:

1. National context: introductory facts about the event/venue/destination to provide an overview (250 words)

2. Priority issues: data on economic, social and environmental challenges or intentions  (250 words)

3. Trends: findings from research (studies or surveys) on green events, green venues or green tourism as relevant to the case study (250 words)

4. Government policies: relevant regional or national legislation and voluntary codes related to green events/venues/green tourism/the case study (250 words)

5. Main case study: name of the event or destination/details of the strategy or project as applicable to the event, venue or destination/ outcomes and impacts (1000 words)

6. Similar case studies or relevant projects (750 words)

7. Further resources: up to five business associations or suppliers active in green events or green tourism (150 words)

8. References

Format, style and references

Your chapter should be submitted as a Word document, with single-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font and simple headings (bold) and sub-headings (bold italic). The style of writing should be applied/professional rather than theoretical/academic. The chapter is descriptive rather than exploratory or normative, with an emphasis on practice rather than theory. You are writing the chapter as an expert. Avoid using footnotes, endnotes and many references. Reference to specific studies or sources should be within the text.

Please refer to the Greenleaf Publishing guidelines for contributors to edited collections.


If English is not your first language, you must have your chapter reviewed by a colleague whose first language is English before submitting your first draft. Please include the reviewer’s name and email address when you submit your draft chapter.

Greenleaf Publishing offers an English Language Editing service to authors who do not have English as a first language and feel they would benefit from more advanced copy-editing. For more information, please email

Authors and biographies

In addition to your 4,000-word chapter, each author must submit a maximum 100 word biography. Note that authors can only be individuals, not institutions. All authors will be listed as contributing authors in a section at the front of the book. Only the editors (Hugues Séraphin and Emma Nolan) will be named on the front cover and in bibliographic and online listings of the book. Each author will receive a free author copy of the published book, as well as a discount on further copies ordered, to be agreed with the publisher.

Agreement and Contacts

Your chapter must be your own original work.  Submitting work implies that it has not been previously published and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and if it is accepted it will not be published elsewhere.

Confirmation that you accept the terms contained in these Author Instructions constitutes an agreement between the Editors and the Author. Failure to comply with these terms may be used as grounds for excluding the author’s contribution to the publication. We will not be able to review your writing before your submission of the first draft. However, if you have questions of clarification, do not hesitate to email us:

We look forward to working with you.


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