Latin American research on ecotourism and Peru's contribution: A bibliometric overview


  • Karla Martell-Alfaro Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Alto Amazonas image/svg+xml
  • Wilfredo Torres-Reátegui Universidad Nacional de San Martín
  • Karen Reátegui-Villacorta Universidad Nacional de San Martín
  • Enrique Alejandro Barbachan-Ruales National University of Education Enrique Guzmán y Valle image/svg+xml
  • Rosa Cueto Orbe Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Alto Amazonas image/svg+xml



ecoturism, bibliometrics, scientific production, Latin America, Peru


Objective. A bibliometric review of the scientific production in ecotourism in Latin America was carried out, with a focus on the contribution of Peru.

Design/Methodology/Approach. Bibliometric techniques were combined with a content analysis approach to collect and analyze the literature on ecotourism in Latin America. Articles from 1992 to 2024 were collected using the Scopus database, and VOSviewer software was used to perform a bibliometric analysis.

Results/Discussion. A total of 414 articles on ecotourism in Latin America were identified, with a diversity of thematic areas, including ecotourism and sustainable development; tourism, diseases, and dissemination; conservation and ecology; protected areas and marketing; and ecology and spatiotemporal analysis. The analysis revealed low collaboration between authors and the need to diversify the topics investigated in Peru. In addition, there has been an increase in the number of publications in recent years, indicating a growing interest in ecotourism research in the region.

Conclusions. Scientific production in ecotourism in Latin America shows growth but with low collaboration and a need for diversification. In Peru, opportunities for improvement were identified, such as increasing research and promoting international collaboration to increase its visibility and impact.


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Martell-Alfaro, K., Torres-Reátegui, W., Reátegui-Villacorta, K., Barbachan-Ruales, E. A., & Orbe, R. C. (2024). Latin American research on ecotourism and Peru’s contribution: A bibliometric overview. Iberoamerican Journal of Science Measurement and Communication, 4(2), 1–10.



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