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  • Revealing the nature of contemporary tourism research: extracting common subject areas through bibliographic coupling.

    Author(s) : Yuan YuLanGretzel, U.Tseng YuenHsien

    Author Affiliation : Department of Travel Management, Jinwen University of Science and Technology, New Taipei, Taiwan.

    Author Email : samtseng@ntnu.edu.tw

    Journal article : International Journal of Tourism Research 2015 Vol.17 No.5 pp.417-431 ref.many

    Abstract : This study aims at identifying recent subject areas and citation patterns of tourism research by applying a bibliometric tool to analyze over 2000 publications since 2008 from 10 tourism journals. Twelve subject areas were identified, and interesting citation patterns were revealed. From this analysis, the tourism research was found to be quite dynamic but at the same time very much focused on marketing and management aspects. This article contributes to ongoing efforts to reveal the nature of tourism research and its knowledge bases by applying the methodology of bibliographic coupling.

    ISSN : 1099-2340

    DOI : 10.1002/jtr.2004

    URL : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journa...

    Record Number : 20153315858

    Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell

    Location of publication : Chichester

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : English

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    Descriptor(s) : tourism, tourism research

    Identifier(s) : citation analysis, content analysis