Ranking Hospitality and Tourism Journals

Rob Law, Irene Cheng Chu Chan, Xinyuan (Roy) Zhao

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10 Citations (Scopus)


Publications and reports on ranking journals are commonly found in various disciplines, including hospitality and tourism. They rank the journals on a list based on subjective judgment of experts and/or objective third-party indicators. The ranking of a journal represents its quality and prestige in the field. However, there exists no commonly agreed rankings of hospitality and tourism journals due to the different methods adopted. The current commentary critiques the relevance and accuracy of such rankings by revealing the potential methodological biases and limited implications in knowledge development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-761
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • data and theory
  • education
  • qualitative research
  • research productivity
  • school rankings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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