Author(s): Cemali Sar?, Ay?e Ulusoy Derin

In this study, it is aimed to analyze bibliometrically the postgraduate theses written between 2010-2020 in the field of ecotourism. In the study, theses were examined in terms of year of publication, genre, university, department and data collection method. Statistical analyzes were used in the study and content analysis method was used. In this context, postgraduate theses registered on the official website of the National Thesis Center of the Council of Higher Education were examined in terms of some bibliometric features. These postgraduate theses were scanned with the keywords "ecotourism" and "eco tourism". As a result of the scanning, a total of 80 graduate theses, which were registered with the keywords "ecotourism" and "eco tourism", were reached. Of these, 63 are master's theses and 17 are doctoral dissertations. As a result of the research, it was revealed that the majority of theses were prepared in 2016 and later. In addition, it was understood that the theses were prepared in the Institutes of Social Sciences, Sciences and Educational Sciences of 33 different universities. With the study, it was noted that the share of the ecotourism concept in the ecotourism department, which is parallel to its name, is not the department with the highest number of theses compared to other disciplines, contrary to what is thought. The rate of theses prepared in the geography (10) department is 12.5. The fact that the geography department ranks 4th among other departments according to the theses in the research shows that it cannot be thought that the subject of ecotourism is independent from geography and has no relevance.

Within the scope of the study, many different situations have been put forward regarding the graduate theses prepared in the field of ecotourism.


You can send your paper at

  • The Journal of International Social Research / Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi ISSN: 1307-9581, an international, peer-reviewed, on the web publication, from 2007 will be issued least four times annualy.
  • Our journal is an independent academic publication based on research in social sciences, contributing to its field and trying to publish scientific articles that will bring innovation to the original and social sciences.
  • The journal has got an international editorial board and referee board, mainly embodied from the each individually professional on the social research fields.
  • Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi / The Journal of International Social Research became a member of Cross Reff since 2014 and started to assign DOI numbers to the articles. image
Google Scholar citation report
Citations : 27

The Journal of International Social Research received 27 citations as per Google Scholar report

The Journal of International Social Research peer review process verified by publons
Get the App