Publish or perish: The proportion of articles versus additional sections in tourism and hospitality journals


ERTAŞ M., KOZAK M.

JOURNAL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT, vol.43, pp.149-156, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2020.03.001
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Hospitality & Tourism Index, Psycinfo, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-156
  • Keywords: Tourism journals, Hospitality journals, Publish or perish, Journal editors, Journal issues, IMPACT, CITATION, PUBLICATION, INCENTIVES, FREQUENCY, GROWTH, NUMBER, STATE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In academia, there appears to be a "publish or perish" (PoP) risk, resulting in the repetition of identical studies. Publishers and/or editors of journals, on the supply side, have decided to exclude additional sections to meet the increasing demand of only full articles. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the number of journal issues, articles, research notes, book reviews, and conference notes published in tourism and hospitality journals has varied over the last two decades. As well as using bibliometric analysis, interviews were also conducted with the editors of various tourism journals. Results conclude that the number of journal issues and articles has increased significantly while the number of book reviews and conference notes has had a sharp decline. The study finally notes the implications for the literature and avenues for future research.