Bibliometric studies in tourism

Mehmet Ali Koseoglu, Roya Rahimi, Fevzi Okumus, Jingyan Liu

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321 Citations (Scopus)


To achieve this aim, 190 papers with bibliometric analyses from leading hospitality and tourism journals were selected and critically analyzed. The research findings reveal that bibliometric articles published in these journals significantly increased after 2008. However, systematic review studies emerged as the major group, and relatively few studies utilized evaluative bibliometric and relational bibliometric studies. Study results suggest that paucity still exists, particularly in relational bibliometric studies in tourism. This is one of the first studies in this area that offers critical discussions and suggestions related to theory development and future research in this research vein.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-198
Number of pages19
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Bibliometric studies
  • Co-authorship
  • Co-citation
  • Review
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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