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dc.contributor.authorHerrera Franco, Gricelda
dc.contributor.authorMontalván Burbano, Néstor
dc.contributor.authorCarrión Mero, Paúl
dc.contributor.authorApolo Masache, Boris
dc.contributor.authorJaya Montalvo, María
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-28T07:08:50Z
dc.date.available2020-09-28T07:08:50Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-23
dc.identifier.issn2076-3263
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10835/8475
dc.description.abstractGeodiversity has elements of exceptional scientific value that are considered to represent geoheritage, or geological heritage. One way to conserve and promote the knowledge of these elements is through the initiatives of United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Geoparks, which, over a decade ago, began to notably highlight a new sustainable tourism alternative called geotourism, or geological tourism, that promotes the protection of the unique geological resources of territory and, at the same time, provides social, economic, and environmental benefits. This study aims to investigate the scientific information related to geotourism in the Scopus database through a bibliometric analysis, using the VOSviewer software, for the evaluation of the structure, conceptual evolution, and trends of geotourism following related publications. The research comprises four study phases: (i) search criteria of the research field; (ii) search and selection of documents; (iii) software and data extraction; and (iv) analysis of results and trends. The results present geotourism as a scientific discipline that is in a phase of exponential research growth and exhibits its scientific productivity from 1984 to 2019, where three main periods are differentiated: introduction, theoretical development, and diversification of information. The most active research area is geomorphological heritage, which is very far from the emerging line of research of engineering geology in geotourism. However, growing exploration during the last six years has generated the development of various geoscientific branches promoted by geotourism that, currently, present their research area trends such as geosites, geoheritages, and geoparks.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectgeotourismes_ES
dc.subjectgeoheritagees_ES
dc.subjectbibliometric analysises_ES
dc.subjectcocitationes_ES
dc.subjectco-occurrencees_ES
dc.subjectVOSvieweres_ES
dc.subjectScopuses_ES
dc.titleResearch Trends in Geotourism: A Bibliometric Analysis Using the Scopus Databasees_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/10/10/379es_ES
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