JOURNAL OF SPORT & TOURISM | 2022 RESEARCH PUBLICATION
From Shades of Grey to Web of Science: A Systematic Review of Surf Tourism Research in International Journals (2011-2020)
Martin, S. A. (2022). From shades of grey to Web of Science: A systematic review of surf tourism research in international journals (2011-2020). Journal of Sport & Tourism, 26(2), 125–146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14775085.2022.2037453
Previous research outlined the genesis of a new body of surf tourism research based on a wide array of grey and published literature (Martin & Assenov, 2012). The aim of this paper is to further investigate the development of the field through an evidence-based informetric analysis of international journal articles listed in Web of Science or Scopus databases. Employing a systematic review of journal papers published from 2011 to 2020, the study addresses the previous grey literature problem of accessibility and eligibility criteria for citation. Findings are drawn from explicit and tangential studies which capture an up-to-date overview of the evolution of surf tourism research. The study identifies active journals, authors, field locations, and leading areas of research, suggesting that the field has entered a period of ‘academic professionalization’. A bibliography of 96 journal articles presents academics and readers with a corpus of accessible research.
Keywords: citation criteria; Scopus; surf tourism research; systematic review; Web of Science