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This paper analyses the citations received by research papers in the three top-tier tourism journals, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, and Tourism Management from 2001 to 2010. ANOVA tests and post-hoc tests shows that mean citation counts in both SSCI and Scopus received by research papers in the three journals were significantly different from each other. Similarly, mean numbers of tourism articles citing the same research papers were also significant for both SSCI and Scopus. Furthermore, OLS regression analysis revealed that the issue in which the article appeared, its order in the issue, and the number of pages significantly influenced total citation counts as well as citations from tourism articles received by research papers in all three journals.

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A Citation Analysis of Articles Published in the Top-Ranking Tourism Journals (2001-2010)

This paper analyses the citations received by research papers in the three top-tier tourism journals, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, and Tourism Management from 2001 to 2010. ANOVA tests and post-hoc tests shows that mean citation counts in both SSCI and Scopus received by research papers in the three journals were significantly different from each other. Similarly, mean numbers of tourism articles citing the same research papers were also significant for both SSCI and Scopus. Furthermore, OLS regression analysis revealed that the issue in which the article appeared, its order in the issue, and the number of pages significantly influenced total citation counts as well as citations from tourism articles received by research papers in all three journals.