Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage: Bibliometric Overview

Amador Durán-Sánchez, José Álvarez-García, María del Río-Rama, Cristiana Oliveira
2018 Religions  
This paper reviews the academic literature related to religious tourism through a bibliometric study and citations of articles indexed in the multidisciplinary database Web of Science (WoS). Through an advanced search by terms, a representative set of 103 documents that form the ad-hoc basis of the analysis were selected. In view of the results, it is concluded that the United States is at the forefront of research, with almost 20% of the articles affiliated to one of its centres, mainly
more » ... ity centres. Publications on religious tourism are currently in an exponential growth stage, supported by the annual increase in the number of citations received. These papers are published in a small number of journals well positioned in their JCR category, classified within the field of Social Sciences Research.
doi:10.3390/rel9090249 fatcat:4gkef77oavgaplsoyptxl6eoya