Bibliometric and visualized analysis of mobile technology in tourism

Sirong Chen, Rob Law, Shaogui Xu, Mu Zhang

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With the advent of the fifth-generation mobile communication technology era, mobile technology will further change tourism. However, studies on mobile technology in tourism from the perspective of bibliometrics and visualization are limited. This research aimed to systematically, comprehensively, and objectively analyze the current research status and potential future research directions in this field through a visual bibliometric analysis of mobile technology research in tourism. This study used CiteSpace software to analyze 803 related journal papers from the Web of Science Core Collection and provided insights into the research of mobile technology in tourism from the aspects of research trends, research areas, top journals, author/institution/country or region collaboration networks, research keywords, and research foundations. The study can help related personnel in academia and industry to fully understand the research of mobile technology in tourism and provides valuable references for related research fields on bibliometric and visualized analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7975
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • CiteSpace
  • Hospitality
  • Mobile technology
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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