Title: Mapping the research trends in International Journal of Tourism Policy: a bibliometric analysis and visualisation

Authors: Asma Bashir; Ranjit Singh; Amitabh Mishra

Addresses: Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir – 190006, India ' Department of Tourism Studies, School of Management, Pondicherry University, Puducherry – 605014, India ' Department of Business Administration, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Postal Code 516, Ibri, Sultanate of Oman

Abstract: IJTP is an important journal that encourages critical examination of the emerging discourses in tourism policy. This quantitative study analyses the research papers published between 2007 and 2020 using a bibliometric approach to commemorate the 15th anniversary of IJTP. The statistical tool - bibliometrix was used to identify the leading trends and themes in the journal. This study operationalises extensive bibliometric performance and relational indicators. The results revealed that authors from different regions of the world published their work in IJTP. Tourism, tourism policy, sustainable tourism, and tourism planning were the most common keywords used. The quantitative approach has been primarily adopted in the papers of IJTP. Around 69% of the researches were completed through collaboration. The analysis conducted in the current study is in line with the other bibliometric studies considering individual journals. Therefore, this study may be relevant for researchers in tourism and hospitality scholarship.

Keywords: tourism; bibliometric; policy; International Journal of Tourism Policy; co-citation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTP.2022.126627

International Journal of Tourism Policy, 2022 Vol.12 No.3, pp.273 - 292

Received: 03 Sep 2021
Accepted: 12 Nov 2021

Published online: 31 Oct 2022 *

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