A bibliometric overview of the journal of historical research in marketing between 2009 and 2021

Akpinar A., cetin C., TİLTAY M. A.

JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH IN MARKETING, vol.13, no.3-4, pp.188-213, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3-4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/jhrm-05-2021-0021
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-213
  • Keywords: Marketing history, History of marketing thought, Bibliometrics, Journal of historical research in marketing, IMPACT, CREATION, INDEX, PERSPECTIVE, POSSESSIONS, EVOLUTION, THOUGHT, TREND, BIRTH, BRAND
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose The purpose of this paper is to reveal the contributions of the Journal of Historical Research in Marketing (JHRM) to the academic body of knowledge. Pursuant to this objective, the study classifies the publications and citation structure of the JHRM, the nature of the publications' authorship, the most cited articles and authors and the themes that have been covered from the first day until now (2009-2021). Design/methodology/approach This paper uses bibliometric methodologies to analyze several aspects of the JHRM. Findings The average number of citations per paper is 4.54. The number of articles studying marketing history/practice (163) and the history of thought (158) is almost equal, consistent with the journal's primary orientation. Compared with other journals, it could be said that JHRM achieved close ranks, especially with those of other historical journals of similar age. The most prolific authors whose articles have been published in the JHRM are used in universities located in the USA. The JHRM is closely connected to top-tier journals in the field. Research limitations/implications This study is limited to one journal (JHRM) only. However, the authors assert that the articles analyzed are representative samples of the entire school of marketing history. Another important consideration is that the value of many critical studies in the social sciences cannot be determined using only bibliometric measurements. Originality/value This paper contributes to the marketing literature from several perspectives. First, evaluating the JHRM in terms of its unique standing shows the scope of the field of marketing history. Second, it serves as a guide for existing and future authors regarding the JHRM and the history of marketing. Third, the JHRM's contributions provide insights into emerging trends and new opportunities for the entire marketing community.