Call for Chapters

Gastronomy for Tourism Development: Potential of the Western Balkans
A book edited by:

Professor Almir Pestek, PhD, University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo

Ass. Prof. Marko Kukanja, PhD, University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies – TURISTICA

Professor Sanda Renko, PhD, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business


The guest editors of this book are seeking contributions in theoretical and practical aspects of gastronomy potentials for tourism development of the Western Balkans region. Accordingly, the book aims to include both empirical research works as well as conceptual pieces covering (but not limited to) to the following topics:

  • tourism and gastronomy,
  • the role of gastronomy in destination marketing,
  • strategies of gastronomy development,
  • sustainability in gastronomy,
  • authentic food offerings,
  • gastronomic specialities and their protection,
  • local food production and consumption,
  • quality management in gastronomy,
  • economic growth, tourism and local food production,
  • cooperation between various stakeholders (education, agriculture, tourism, culture),
  • Innovation and education in gastronomy.

Submission Procedure:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 30, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 15, 2019, about the status of their proposals. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 31, 2019. All contributions must be lectured. Interested authors must follow the attached guidelines for manuscript submissions. The submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted to


This book is scheduled to be published by Emerald Books (Emerald Publishing). Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. With almost 50 years' publishing experience, Emerald manages a portfolio of nearly 300 journals and over 2,350 books and book series volumes. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit



This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.


Important Dates:
March 30, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 15, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
August 31, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
October 15, 2019: Review Results Returned
November 15, 2019: Final Chapter Submission and Acceptance Notification

Inquiries can be forwarded to:

Prof. Almir Pestek, PhD

Ass. Prof. Marko Kukanja PhD

Prof. Sanda Renko, PhD