Rating tourism and hospitality journals

Robert Douglas McKercher, Chun Hung Roberts Law, Terry Lam

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This paper reports on the findings of a global study of tourism and hospitality academics asking them to rate their collective literature. The study adopted a peer assessment method, using a snowball sample to maximize response rates. Overall, 70 tourism and hospitality journals were assessed (40 tourism and 30 hospitality) by 314 tourism and 191 hospitality experts. The study revealed that tourism and hospitality community, collectively, rates its journals in a clear hierarchy based on a combination of awareness and perceived quality rating.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1252
Number of pages18
JournalTourism Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Hospitality
  • Journals
  • Quality
  • Rating
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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