LIGHT Launching Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism Journal

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Galloway, N.J. - The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University is launching a new journal designed to bridge the gap between industry practitioners, and academic researchers and educators.

The International Journal of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism (IJGHT) will be a peer reviewed, open access journal publishing original research. Representatives of the national and international gaming, hospitality, tourism and events management community are invited to contribute articles to the inaugural edition, which will be released in the fall of 2021.

IJGHT represents the fulfillment and expansion of LIGHT’s mission, and Stockton University’s commitment, to providing a forum for public policy discussions regarding the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries in New Jersey, and playing a central role in issues that are vital to the economic and social wellbeing of our community and beyond,”  said LIGHT Coordinator and Editor-in Chief of IJGHT, Jane Bokunewicz.

IJGHT will celebrate diverse experiences and viewpoints, accepting work for consideration from various disciplines (Arts and Humanities; Business and Enterprise; Education; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Social and Behavioral Sciences), regions, and categories of practice, which address major trends and developments related to gaming, hospitality, tourism, and event management.

“The hospitality and tourism industry is crucial to the economy of New Jersey and the nation, and has also been among the hardest hit industries during the pandemic,” said Alphonso Ogbuehi, dean of the Stockton School of Business, which houses LIGHT. “We look forward to developing a robust forum to address and analyze the challenges and opportunities ahead, and creating a space for varied and diverse viewpoints. The new International Journal of Gaming, Hospitality, and Tourism offers a unique outlet for scholars and practitioners to blend theory and practice.”

The theme for the first issue is: “Resilience and Revitalization.”  Submissions will be accepted for academic review through May 31, 2021. Interested individuals can get more information about the journal and its first issue at

Inquiries regarding the journal may be addressed to Jane Bokunewicz, Founding Editor/Editor-in-Chief at  

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Diane D’Amico
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