|Like the impact factor journals of hotel management, Journal of Hotel & Business Management aims to publish quality papers that focus on current challenging research areas of the field to help experts and professionals get a better understanding of the problems and their possible solutions. One of the challenges facing the hospitality industry in the present times is the retention of skilled workforce. Due to long working hours, laborious nature of work, rising costs and seasonal nature of job and reliance on workers to ensure high standards, workers tend to move out to seek jobs with lesser work pressure. This scenario has been realized by the hospitality sector quite early and therefore to make the workers feel less pressure and still retain the job, has come up with a new pattern of working.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.