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Publish and perish? Bibliometric analysis, journal ranking and the assessment of research quality in tourism

Publish and perish? Bibliometric analysis, journal ranking and the assessment of research quality in tourism,10.1016/j.tourman.2010.07.001,Tourism Man

Publish and perish? Bibliometric analysis, journal ranking and the assessment of research quality in tourism   (Citations: 3)
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Bibliometric analysis is important in tourism as a result of external evaluation of research quality, interest in impact and prestige factors, and study of the field’s development. Although bibliometric analysis can be applied to any type of publication the main focus is on journals. Five approaches to the evaluation of journal quality are identified: stated preference, citation-based, derived, hybrid, and expert panels. Different productivity, impact and hybrid metrics are used to identify rankings of tourism journals from Scopus/SCImago data, compared with a derived RAE ranking, and three expert panel rankings. The different rankings reinforces that bibliometric understanding of scientific impact is a multi-dimensional construct. However, bibliometric analysis does not occur in an institutional and policy vacuum. The institutional context of government and private organization evaluations of research quality increasingly determine which metrics are applied, with subsequent effects on performance evaluation, career development and future direction of tourism studies.
Journal: Tourism Management - TOURISM MANAGE , vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 16-27, 2011
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    • ...Specifically, these endeavors have been undertaken from perspectives such as the ranking or rating of academics, journals and programs (Hall, 2011; Jamal, Smith, & Watson, 2008; McKercher, 2005; McKercher, Law, & Lam, 2006; Park, Philips, Canter, & Abbott, 2011; Ryan, 2005; Severt, Tesone, Bottorff, & Carpenter, 2009; Zhao & Ritchie, 2007), citation and authorship analysis (Kim, Savage, Howey, & van Hoof, 2009; Sheldon, 1991; Xiao & Smith, 2008), perceptions of journal quality by the publishing faculty (Pechlaner, Zehrer, Matzler, & Abfalter, 2004; Sheldon, 1990), evolution of the field through changing subjects in published research (Swain, Brent, & Long, 1998; Xiao & Smith, 2006), tourism as a subject for graduate research and doctoral dissertations (Jafari & Aaser, 1988; Meyer-Arendt & Justice, 2002; Ying & Xiao, 2011), as well as methodological innovations in its research and scholarship (Dann, Nash, & Pearce, 1988; Faulkner & Ryan, 1999; Reid & Andereck, 1989; Riley & Love, 2000)...

    Bihu Wuet al. Tourism Knowledge Domains: A Keyword Analysis

    • ...Specifically, these endeavors have been undertaken from perspectives such as the ranking or rating of academics, journals and programs (Hall, 2011; Jamal, Smith, & Watson, 2008; McKercher, 2005; McKercher, Law, & Lam, 2006; Park, Philips, Canter, & Abbott, 2011; Ryan, 2005; Severt, Tesone, Bottorff, & Carpenter, 2009; Zhao & Ritchie, 2007), citation and authorship analysis (Kim, Savage, Howey, & van Hoof, 2009; Sheldon, 1991; Xiao & Smith, 2008), perceptions of journal quality by the publishing faculty (Pechlaner, Zehrer, Matzler, & Abfalter, 2004; Sheldon, 1990), evolution of the field through changing subjects in published research (Swain, Brent, & Long, 1998; Xiao & Smith, 2006), tourism as a subject for graduate research and doctoral dissertations (Jafari & Aaser, 1988; Meyer-Arendt & Justice, 2002; Ying & Xiao, 2011), as well as methodological innovations in its research and scholarship (Dann, Nash, & Pearce, 1988; Faulkner & Ryan, 1999; Reid & Andereck, 1989; Riley & Love, 2000)...

    Bihu Wuet al. Tourism Knowledge Domains: A Keyword Analysis

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