This paper reports on the impacts of a branch of knowledge-the sociology and anthropology of tourism-on the scholarly community. A convenience sample of titles is used for a citation analysis. Results suggest that this literature has a majority of its citation impacts within and a smaller portion outside the tourism research community. The frequency of journal citations and the relatively higher rate of co-citations and bibliographical couplings in this research area indicate a strong and staying impact of these sources on academics. Citations beyond the Anglophone community are notable and implications and limitations of the study also discussed.
- citation analysis
- knowledge impacts
- scientific community
- sociology and anthropology of tourism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management