The Emerald Publishing 2010 Leading Editor Awards acknowledge the high commitment editors have to their journals and reward their efforts to raise and maintain the standing of the publication. In recognition of this work, Dr. Fevzi Okumus has been awarded as one of the leading editors in 2010.

Dr. Okumus is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Hospitality Services Department at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida.

He has extensive research expertise, and his teaching areas include strategic management, leadership development, strategic human resources management, strategic marketing and international hospitality management. In addition to his work as editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM), he has written over 110 academic publications (refereed journal articles, book chapters, book reviews and conference presentations) and serves on the editorial board of ten international journals.

Emerald Research described Dr. Okumus as an excellent editor who works tirelessly to develop and promote the journal. “His ambition and energy have helped IJCHM achieve status as a tier one journal in the field of tourism and hospitality.”

Among Emerald’s 225 journals, IJCHM has been ranked third since 2007 in terms of downloaded articles. In 2009, a total of 476, 471 articles were downloaded, which equates to an average monthly download of 39,706 articles.  “The journal’s acceptance into the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index (SSCI, formerly ISI) is a testament to his hard work and dedication, and his primary concern is how we can continue to improve the journal for both readers and authors.” Dr. Okumus also works closely with guest editors to publish a range of high quality special issues.

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