Killing the Discipline: Problems and limitations on impact factor, prestige, and bibliometric studies in tourism research
Matando la disciplina: Problemas y limitaciones del factor de impacto, el prestigio y los estudios bibliométricos en la investigación turística
Palabras clave:tourism Research, Investigation, Higher Education, Impact Factor
Over the decades, epistemologists and theorists of tourism have devoted considerable efforts in laying the foundations towards the discipline maturation. This so-called maturation would take the lead when tourism situated not only as a solid object of study but also professional publications reach a the scientific rigorism. The number of publications in the tourism fields has certainly been triplicated in the recent years, but today tourism has many barriers to become in a consolidated option. This happens because of many reasons. One of them associated to the problem of impact factor, the invention of academic prestige and the bibliometric studies. We, in this short note of research, explore the impossibilities, limitations and problems of the current tourism research which remains culturally embraced to impact factor logic. To put things in bluntly, the current obsession for impact factor in the academy is gradually leading the discipline into an unparalleled crisis.
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