Determinants of citations in tourism and hospitality studies

Antonia Correia, Paulo Manuel Marques Rodrigues, Metin Kozak, Pedro Raposo

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-409
Number of pages17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • Citation impact
  • Citation metrics
  • Impact factor
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Tourism research


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