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Publishing in tourism and hospitality journals: is the past a prelude to the future?

Published on Oct 1, 2015in Tourism Management 5.92
· DOI :10.1016/j.tourman.2015.03.008
Bob McKercher45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
Vincent Wing Sun Tung10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
This study examines trends in publishing in tourism and hospitality journals over the past 40 years. It places the findings within the context of experiences and inherent dynamism of other disciplines. Exponential growth has been observed in both the number of journals available and number of papers published per annum. The single authored paper is an endangered species and has recently been replaced with the three or more authored paper as the norm. What has been observed in tourism is not unique. Instead, similar patterns have been noted in other disciplines and fields of study as they mature. These findings also offer insights into future direction and research needs at both a field and individual academic level.
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Published on Jan 1, 2016in Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research 2.69
Dogan Gursoy40
Estimated H-index: 40
(University of Johannesburg),
Jennifer Sandstrom2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Washington State University)
This study develops an updated ranking of hospitality and tourism journals by assessing the influence assigned to those journals by researchers in each field. Journals are evaluated utilizing data collected from two groups, 62 of the top 100 researchers and 463 other researchers in the fields of hospitality and tourism. Results suggest that journals that are considered “top tier” in tourism and hospitality have remained relatively constant over the years. However, there is little consistency amo...
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Published on Mar 1, 2015in Journal of Travel Research 5.17
David Airey25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Surrey),
John Tribe33
Estimated H-index: 33
(University of Surrey)
+ 1 AuthorsHonggen Xiao21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Tourism has been studied and researched in higher education for more than 40 years and in many ways it has now established itself as a significant part of the academy. However, at a time of change and rationalization in higher education, tourism, along with other areas of study, needs to be able to justify its position. Increasingly, academic managers are seeking such justifications, often using readily available metrics. The purpose of this study is to examine the position of tourism using thes...
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Tourism Management Perspectives
Jinglong Li1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Anhui University),
Yumei Xu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Anhui University)
Abstract This study replicates two earlier studies which analyzed tourism research contributions to three major academic tourism journals ( ATR , TM , and JTR ) over the period of 1980–1989 and 1992–2001. Data are gathered from the three tourism journals over the past 10-year period from 2004 through 2013 which complete publication information is available and comparable. The result presents the analysis of contributions by author geographic location, author affiliations, repeat contributions by...
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Published on May 1, 2014in Annals of Tourism Research 5.09
Bob McKercher45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
Bruce Prideaux32
Estimated H-index: 32
(James Cook University)
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Eli Cohen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Rhode Island),
Scott Lloyd1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Jul 1, 2013in Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 1.48
Chia-Lin Chang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(National Chung Hsing University),
Michael McAller51
Estimated H-index: 51
Leslie Oxley3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Waikato)
This paper examines the issue of coercive journal self citations and the practical usefulness of two recent journal performance metrics, namely the Eigenfactor score, which may be interpreted as measuring “Journal Influence”, and the Article Influence score, using the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (hereafter ISI) data for 2009 for the 200 most highly cited journals in each of the Sciences and Social Sciences. The paper also compares the two new bibliometric measures with two existing ISI me...
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Published on Jan 1, 2013
Dillip K. Swain9
Estimated H-index: 9
This paper aims to evaluate the pattern of publications of Internet Research (IR) from 2008 to 2012 and to reveal the research influence of this journal from the citing and cited references of the papers through appropriate bibliometric measures. The study analyses five volumes of Internet Research from the year 2008 to 2012. Citations to each of the published articles are explored through Google Scholar for assessing average impact of individual paper. Citation record for measurement of impact ...
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Published on Apr 1, 2012in Physics Today 4.37
Philip J. Wyatt1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Feb 24, 2012in Science 41.06
Suresh de Mel14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Peradeniya),
Christopher Woodruff35
Estimated H-index: 35
(University of Warwick),
David McKenzie50
Estimated H-index: 50
(World Bank)
This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled One-time transfers of cash or capital have long-lasting effects on microenterprises in Sri Lanka, conducted during the time period between 2005 to 2007 in Sri Lanka. The study observed that found long lasting impacts from one-time grants given in a randomized experiment to subsistence firms. Two main patterns emerged from this follow up study: the male treated group always had higher profits than the control group, a...
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Published on Feb 3, 2012in Science 41.06
Allen Wilhite11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Alabama in Huntsville),
Eric Fong6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Alabama in Huntsville)
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Published on Jul 3, 2019in Current Issues in Tourism 3.46
Sarah N.R. Wijesinghe2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Taylors University),
Paolo Mura10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Taylors University),
Frederic Bouchon3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Taylors University)
Despite the official end of colonialism in the twentieth century, neocolonial structures of power have kept influencing the political, socio-cultural and economic arenas worldwide. Within this scenario, the tourism academy has seen its landscape develop with its own set of power structures, which have shaped its knowledge production and dissemination. However, whether and how neocolonial forces have exerted their influence on tourism knowledge production and dissemination is still a subject of d...
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Mehmet Ali Koseoglu10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in International Journal of Hospitality Management 3.44
Hui Fu7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Sun Yat-sen University),
Fevzi Okumus34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of Central Florida)
+ 1 AuthorsMehmet Ali Koseoglu10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Abstract The purpose of this study is to review entrepreneurship research in hospitality and tourism (H&T), draw a map of the evolving domain, and propose a framework for future research. The entrepreneurship literature is categorized by identifying the antecedents and consequences in the context of H&T. The study findings suggest that entrepreneurship research subjects in H&T are extended from developed countries to emerging economies. The research level begins at the meso level (firms) and gra...
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Published on Jan 2, 2019in Tourism recreation research
Bob McKercher45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Annals of Tourism Research 5.09
Ralf Buckley42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Griffith University)
Abstract The politically powerful Academic Ranking of World Universities now includes tourism ranks and scores, calculated as sums of university-total weighted square-root ratios of four publication parameters. The algorithm is capable of local pairwise computational solutions. Publications are more valuable to lower-ranked universities, despite similar production costs. This creates opportunities for arbitrage, and pressures for trade and purchase. Currently, universities purchase publications ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Journal of Destination Marketing and Management 3.67
Alfonso Ávila-Robinson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Saint Petersburg State University),
Naoki Wakabayashi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Saint Petersburg State University)
Abstract The growing importance of destinations as loci for change in tourism systems has led to the recent accelerated growth of destination management and marketing (DMM) research. This paper conducts an integrated exploration of the structure and interconnections, and the dynamics of the recent growth of DMM research in terms of research fronts and trajectories. A quantitative, visualization-rich approach is propoed, based on bibliometric mapping networks comprising DMM-relevant articles extr...
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Published on Nov 2, 2018in PLOS ONE 2.77
Andrei Kirilenko15
Estimated H-index: 15
Svetlana Stepchenkova18
Estimated H-index: 18
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Published on Oct 2, 2018
David C. W. Chin (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
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Published on Sep 15, 2018in Tourism and Hospitality Research
Zaid Alrawadieh3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Istanbul University)
The exponential growth of open access publishing has sadly encouraged the emergence of numerous predatory publishers and journals harming the scientific community and threatening scholarly communication. While the issue has received some attention from the academic community in medical and applied sciences, much less work has been done within the realm of social sciences. Specifically, despite the gravity of predatory publishing as unethical practice and its negative effect on the progress and q...
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