A case for ranking tourism journals

Robert Douglas McKercher

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94 Citations (Scopus)


This paper argues that the lack of a journal ranking system ultimately works against the best interests of tourism academia. Few tourism journals are included in any ranking system, which in turn, may foster a culture of research mediocrity. The implementation of a fair system will set unambiguous standards and targets for all stakeholders, benefitting the academic community and journal publishers alike.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-651
Number of pages3
JournalTourism Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005


  • Hierarchy
  • Journal ranking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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