Comprehensive scientometrics analysis of international research in the field of mining tourism potential

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Management, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Management, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran


Many countries and governments that seek to achieve economic prosperity and benefit from the power and other benefits derived from it; they consider the tourism industry as a golden opportunity. Considering the vast amount of mines in Iran and stating that mining has many positive and negative effects on the environment due to its vastness. Scientometrics is one of the reliable tools for evaluating materials and information sources and identifying research areas and drawing connections between these areas in the form of a thematic map. Using this technique to gain a comprehensive insight related to the potential of mining tourism for the sustainable development of mines is a new action and provides a comprehensive understanding of published articles and research for researchers. This study, which follows the interpretative paradigm, is a type of descriptive study that was conducted using a systematic review method and using the search terms defined in the web of science database in the title of the articles and in the time period of 1955 to 2022. Published research in the field of mining tourism has been deeply investigated. After searching, screening and qualitative evaluation of studies, the final analysis of 52 articles and in-depth analysis of selected articles showed that the most research in the field of tourism in the field of mining is related to 2020 and China, Australia and Slovakia respectively. They have the highest number of research and communication between authors.


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Volume 14, Issue 7
July 2023
Pages 123-134
  • Receive Date: 07 June 2022
  • Revise Date: 04 September 2022
  • Accept Date: 17 September 2022