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From initial dissemination to consolidated impact: the concept of crisis in the field of tourism


  • Concepción Foronda-Robles

    () (Universidad de Sevilla)

  • Luis Galindo-Pérez-de-Azpillaga

    () (Universidad de Sevilla)


Abstract Bibliometric indicators, used appropriately with other indicators, provide a valuable tool for the evaluation of scientific activity. The article focuses on the review of the scientific literature on crisis and tourism by means of these indicators, using sources provided by the Institute for Scientific Information. The aim is to prove the consolidation of this field by designing a Thematic Level of the Field (TLF) that demonstrates its continuity, collaboration, visibility and impact, while identifying any trends and changes. Bibliographic citations have been obtained by examining information from the Web of Science, using the titles of articles from 1956 to 2013 from the databases of the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Science Citation Index Expanded. The end product is the result of processing this information with different proximity measurements and the application of weighting factors, which lead to the creation of the TLF, classified according to different value-words.

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  • Concepción Foronda-Robles & Luis Galindo-Pérez-de-Azpillaga, 2016. "From initial dissemination to consolidated impact: the concept of crisis in the field of tourism," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 109(1), pages 261-281, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:109:y:2016:i:1:d:10.1007_s11192-016-2016-0
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-2016-0

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