Analyzing research collaborations of information technology publications in leading hospitality and tourism journals : 1986–2005

R. Leung, Chun Hung Roberts Law

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In spite of the existence of many of published Information Technology [IT] related articles in tourism and hospitality research journals, the degree to which the collaboration and social interaction of researchers in IT and tourism remains largely unknown. This paper reports on a study that selected six leading research journals in hospitality and tourism, including Annals of Tourism Research [ATR], Journal of Travel Research [JTR], Tourism Management [TM], International Journal of Hospitality Management [IJHM], Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly [CQ], and Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research [JHTR], as the source to analyze research collaboration in the context of IT and tourism research. A total of 4,140 full-length research papers have been published in the period of 1986 to 2005. On the basis of research findings, both national and international research has a significant increase of 154% and 175% between the first and second decades for IT related publications in these six journals. Interestingly, co-authored papers frequently have senior academics’ involvement, and that over 90% of the papers had three to four authors have at least one author who is a senior academician.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation and communication technologies in tourism 2007 : proceedings of the international conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3211695648, 9783211695647, 9783211695661
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism -
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism
Period1/01/07 → …


  • Hospitality and tourism research
  • Research collaboration
  • Information technology

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