Category Archives: Citation analysis

Tweeting and Citation Activity for Urban Planning Faculty

Out of the approximately 1,100 planning faculty that I track, just over 300 have active Twitter accounts (about 100 users for each rank). Similar to my comparison of Google Scholar users and non-users (see: http://tomwsanchez.com/the-google-scholar-citation-profile-advantage/), I was interested in whether … Continue reading

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Follow-up: The Google Scholar Citation Profile Advantage?

After my recent post comparing citation totals and H-Indices for planning faculty with and without Google Scholar Citation Profiles (GS), I was asked what the comparison would look like by years of experience (i.e., years after receiving PhD). While not … Continue reading

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The Google Scholar Citation Profile Advantage?

The citation data for my analyses are primarily from Google Scholar (see most recent at: http://tomwsanchez.com/2019-urban-planning-faculty-citation-results/). For awhile now I have suspected that planning faculty with Google Scholar Citation Profiles had higher H-Indices and citation totals, but I had not … Continue reading

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2019 Urban Planning Faculty Citation Results

The following summarizes citation activity and H-Index levels for faculty in urban planning programs in the U.S. and Canada. This includes 293 assistant professors, 359 associate professors, and 450 full professors. Background on urban planning and citation analysis can be … Continue reading

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North American Urban Planning Scholars Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles: An Update

The following is an updated list (by Hirsch Index) of urban planning faculty from schools in the U.S. and Canada. This is an update of my 2016 post “Ranking North American Urban Planning Scholars Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles.” There … Continue reading

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Comparing Urban Planning Program Citation Levels

Using citation totals or averages for groups of scholars, especially academic programs, tends to favor larger and/or older faculties. A simple way to normalize program totals is factoring the number of total years of faculty experience for each (estimated by … Continue reading

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The Most Frequently Cited Topics in Planning Scholarship

Methods The first step in this analysis was to collect publication records for urban planning academics. Current planning academics with Google Scholar Citation Profiles were used as the source of these data. The suitability of Google Scholar Citations (GS) data … Continue reading

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Citations by Rank, Clearly a Difference

Using the most recent data for urban planning scholars (end of 2018), we see a distinct difference in citation totals between assistant, associate, and full professors. This comes as no surprise and I’ve previously reported on it but just wanted … Continue reading

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2018 Urban Planning Citation Update

The most recent citation data for urban planning faculty are now available at: http://scholarmetrics.com/metrics This includes 1,111 U.S. and Canadian planning faculty, of which 626 have Google Scholar Citation Profiles. Data from profiles are used when available, otherwise counts for … Continue reading

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Yes, h-index and total citations are highly correlated (in case you were wondering)

Data from over 1,100 urban planning academics in the U.S. and Canada show a strong correlation between the h-index and total (career) citations. These vary by rank as shown in my early post analyzing citation levels for all planning faculty … Continue reading

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