An analysis of the most influential articles published in tourism journals from 2000 to 2007: A Google Scholar approach

Chun Hung Roberts Law, Qiang Ye, Wei Chen, Rosanna Leung

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This research note reports a study that analyzed the 100 most influential articles, which is operationalized as the most cited publications published in tourism journals from 2000 to 2007. A Google Scholar-based software system was developed in Java to retrieve the citation information. The empirical findings show that 10.16% of the citations were from Institute for Scientific Information-listed (ISI) journals, and that 71.64% of them were from neither ISI nor tourism journals. The most popular topics covered by these articles were psychology and tourist behavior, followed by destination image and marketing. This article contributes to the literature by providing an alternative means of assessing the impact of research into tourism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-746
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2009


  • Citation analysis
  • Google Scholar
  • Publications
  • Tourism journals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing

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