Which Journal Articles are Uncited? The Case of the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research and the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing

Chun Hung Roberts Law, Hee Andy Lee, Norman Au

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

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Two main streams of research performance evaluation rely on quantitative measurement of research output and citation count. Although research output counting has achieved a certain degree of success, such an approach cannot assess the impact of a publication on knowledge development. A citation count, in contrast, measures the influence of a publication on subsequent research efforts. Citation count has thus become an important way to represent research performance. This study analyzes the uncited articles published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research and the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing in the period 1996-2005. Findings would be of use to academic researchers in planning for the type of article to write.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-684
Number of pages24
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013


  • citation
  • research evaluation
  • tourism journals
  • uncitedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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