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Analysis of the leading tourism journals 1999-2008


Wickham, M and Dunn, A and Sweeney, S, Analysis of the leading tourism journals 1999-2008, Annals of Tourism Research, 39, (3) pp. 1714-1718. ISSN 0160-7383 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.annals.2012.05.022


This article aims to examine trends in research themes and outcomes published in the three leading tourism journals from 1999 to 2008. It builds upon previous research relating to tourism publications throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and includes analysis of the practical and/or theoretical implications highlighted by the authors. In order to achieve this aim, a content analysis of 1584 articles published in the three leading tourism journals was undertaken. It was found that during the first decade of the 21st century a consistency in research themes published in the leading tourism journals had emerged, and there was a marked increase in the number of articles providing theoretical contributions to the field. This research supports the contention that tourism continues to develop as an academic field of study.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Marketing
Research Field:Marketing theory
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Other commercial services and tourism
Objective Field:Hospitality services
UTAS Author:Wickham, M (Dr Mark Wickham)
UTAS Author:Dunn, A (Dr Alison Dunn)
ID Code:79107
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2012-08-17
Last Modified:2018-01-18

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