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Original scientific paper

Determinants of Citations in Tourism and Hospitality Studies

Antonia Correia ; KIPT Colab, CEFAGE, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
Paulo Manuel Marques Rodrigues ; Banco de Portugal; Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal
Metin Kozak orcid id ; School of Communication, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey *
Pedro Raposo ; Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal

* Corresponding author.

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Citation metrics are frequently used to assess research and rank journals and researchers. Nevertheless, this is still a process with asymmetric information. Tourism research has matured within a small community and through a multidisciplinary scientific paradigm. This paper aims to understand the determinants of tourism research citation patterns. To this end, 101,968 papers within fifteen years (2004-2018) are analysed. Our empirical results suggest that authors’ prestige, the multidisciplinary nature of research, and the impact factor of journals and bibliometric articles will likely increase an article’s citations. This paper represents a step forward in understanding the citation formation process in tourism research.


citation metrics, tourism research, citation impact, impact factor, interdisciplinary research

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