Marine Tourism: A Bibliometric Analysis

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Rakhi M.R. , Dr. Vinod A.S.


Purpose: This paper aims to fill in the research void in marine tourism by revealing the very few studies that have been conducted in the field.

Design: The research information was retrieved from the Scopus database. The analysed time period spans from 1991 to 2022. Only 169 of the original 526 texts were chosen for the bibliometric evaluation. Research has been done on citation analysis, keyword analysis, authors' and corresponding authors' analysis.

Findings: The bibliometric analysis revealed that Australia has the most publications in this field, placing it top. The most often used keywords are tourism, eco-tourism, and marine tourism. The year 2021 has the most publications, whereas the year 2010 has the most citations in this field.

Originality/Value: This study presents marine tourism publishing patterns as well as citation trends. As a result, this paper is helpful to upcoming researchers in the field.

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