A bibliometric analysis of Length of Stay studies in tourism

Atsız O., Öğretmenoğlu M., Akova O.

European Journal of Tourism Research, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-28, 2022 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Tourism Research
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-28
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Despite its importance to both tourism destinations and scholars, there is no record of research via bibliometric analysis of the length of stay (LOS). This paper, therefore, aims to provide a bibliometric analysis of LOS in tourism, based on publications in the Web of Science database (WOS). For this purpose, 60 documents published in top-tier tourism journals were analysed through bibliometric analysis. The research data was processed, and bibliographic display maps were created using the Visualisation of Similarities (VOS) viewer software. This study focuses mainly on 10 parameters, such as top contributing authors, countries and organisations, the most cited articles, the annual number of publications, the co-occurrence of author keywords in papers, the co-citation analysis of authors and journals, and the bibliographic coupling of countries and authors.