DOI: 10.1177/21582440231193215 ISSN:

A Bibliometric Analysis of Sustainability Education in Tourism Universities

Ana León-Gómez, Jorge Alexander Mora Forero, Jose Manuel Santos-Jaén
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

There is growing interested in the analysis of academic training in the sustainable field of tourism. However, no explicit body of knowledge has focused on evaluating the performance of a scientific activity in this field. Accordingly, this study systematically reviews academic research on the sustainability of the educational background in tourism universities through a bibliometric analysis. For this purpose, bibliometric tools related to research activity impact indicators and analysis of co-authorship networks and keywords have been used. The results show that the topic analysed is recent and that the number of publications continues to grow. They also show that only some academics have addressed this topic, which implies that more research is needed. Therefore, in this framework, thematic specialization could be a strategic option. Researchers can use these results to approach future studies about suggested research avenues better.

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