A Network Analysis of the Academic Publications on Tourism

Sam Freddy Ward, Antonio Peláez-Verdet


The following paper contains a detailed network analysis of the top academic publications found about tourism (according to their impact factor) of the Journal Citation Report, under the category of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism. After collecting all the published papers from 2016 we study the relations between authors and the keywords highlighted in their papers, using methods that were mainly used to analyse social media so far. The goal was to diagnose the academic debate and its main indicators. Turned out that the field is still dominated by collaborative writing and that collaboration can mainly be strategic. The keywords outlined a number of relevant scientific debates which were also described.

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