Creation and dissemination of hospitality and tourism research outputs in the new millennium

King Fung Wong (Corresponding Author), Mehmet Ali Koseoglu (Other), Seong Seop Kim

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3 Citations (Scopus)


Purpose: This study aims to examine the current state of the research activities of scholars in the hospitality and tourism field by analyzing the first 20 years of the new millennium. Design/methodology/approach: Longitudinal analyses using 14,229 journal articles as data source were realized by adopting BibExcel, Gephi and VOSviewer network analysis software packages. Findings: This study provides a comprehensive overview of the hospitality and tourism research based on authorship and social network analysis, with patterns of prolific authors compared over four distinct periods. Research limitations/implications: The hospitality and tourism academic society is clearly illustrated by tracing academic publication activities across 20 years in the new millennium. In addition, this study provides a guide for scholars to search for multidisciplinary collaboration opportunities. Government agencies and non-governmental organisations can also benefit from this study by identifying appropriate review panel members when making decisions about hospitality- and tourism-related proposals. Originality/value: To the best of authors’ knowledge, this study is the first to use bibliometric analysis in assessing research published in leading hospitality and tourism journals across the four breakout periods in the new millennium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-401
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2021


  • Bibliometric
  • Co-authorship
  • Dissemination
  • Knowledge
  • Millennium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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