Sustainable tourism research towards twenty-five years of the journal of sustainable tourism

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Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, 2018, 6 (1), pp. 23 - 46
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© 2018 Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research. All Rights Reserved. The Journal of Sustainable Tourism (JOST) is a main journal in 'Geography, Planning and Development'. The concept of sustainable tourism has gained importance over time. This paper presents a general overview of the journal over its lifetime by using bibliometric indicators. Moreover, in order to establish the position of sustainable tourism research, this paper identifies the trends in research through bibliometric studies. It uses the Scopus database to analyse the bibliometric data. This analysis includes key issues such as the publication and citation structure of the journal; the most cited articles; the leading authors, institutions, and countries in the journal; and the keywords that are most often used. This paper also uses the visualization of similarities to graphically map the bibliographic material. This analysis provides further insights into how JOST links to other journals and how it links researchers across the globe. These results indicate that JOST is one of the leading journals in the areas where the journal is indexed, with a wide range of authors from institutions and countries from all over the world publishing in it. The results of the current study can provide insights into topics related to sustainable tourism that can be researched in the future.
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