Authors:Maite Barrios, Angel Borrego, Andreu Vilaginés, Candela Ollé and Marta Somoza
The psychology of tourism is a new, multidisciplinary research field. However, no systematic analyses of the scientific production
in this field have been carried out to date. This study presents a bibliometric analysis of the area of psychology of tourism
between 1990 and 2005. The evolution of scientific production during this period, Price’s, Lotka’s and Bradford’s laws and
citation patterns were studied. The results show a significant growth in the literature on the subject, as well as an increase
in coauthorship and institutional collaboration. Bibliometric laws and empiric regularities observed in other disciplines
are also present in this new research field.