A Bibliometric Analysis of Lodging-Context Research from 1990 to 2016 [Summary]
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This study presented a bibliometric analysis of lodging-context research by addressing the trend in the number of publications from year to year according to academic journals; most prolific contributors according to author, institution, and country; and the types of establishment and management subdisciplines/ fields. Based on the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study offering a bibliometric analysis of lodging-context research in our field. The majority of the journals were under the SSCI while one of the journals, which was considered to be a prominent journal, was not indexed in SSCI, but was included in the study. A total of 2,647 studies published between 1990 and 2016 from the 16 journals, including full-length articles and research notes, were identified for the purpose of this study. The results from this study provide an overview of the existing information on research studies on lodging from the last 27 years for researchers who are interested in lodging as a research area and the results also provide information regarding prominent journals and authors. The findings should help researchers and professionals identify gaps in literature and practice.