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Religions 2018, 9(9), 249;

Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage: Bibliometric Overview

Faculty of Finance, Business and Tourism, University of Extremadura, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
Financial Economy and Accounting Department, Faculty of Finance, Business and Tourism, University of Extremadura, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
Business Organisation and Marketing Department, Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism, University of Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain
Rector of the European University of the Canary Islands, 38300 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Received: 6 July 2018 / Revised: 8 August 2018 / Accepted: 9 August 2018 / Published: 21 August 2018
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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 university 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. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious; pilgrimage; bibliometric analysis; Web of Science; WoS religious; pilgrimage; bibliometric analysis; Web of Science; WoS

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Durán-Sánchez, A.; Álvarez-García, J.; Del Río-Rama, M.D.C.; Oliveira, C. Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage: Bibliometric Overview. Religions 2018, 9, 249.

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