Citation Activity of Urban Planning Assistant Professors

Occasionally I am asked how the citation rankings for planning programs take into account the age and rank distribution of planning programs (see most recent analysis: They do not. Younger faculties have fewer overall citations compared to older faculties. For each additional average year of faculty service within a planning program, the average citation total increases by roughly 80 citations. This is not surprising. For this reason it is interesting to look at citation activity by rank for planning programs. The table below shows the top 25 planning programs, ranked by mean citations of their assistant professors. This was drawn from faculties with at least 3 assistant professors during the 2017-2018 academic year. As shown, the list has changed significantly since 2016 (see:

Table 1. Planning Programs Ranked by Mean Citations of Assistant Professors

RankSchoolNMean CitesMean H-Index
2University of Washington36478
3University of Iowa361411
4University of Michigan65818
5State University of New York at Albany65047
6University of British Columbia348110
7University of Maryland43706
8University of Waterloo, Ontario63637
9Virginia Tech63596
10Harvard University33354
11University of Texas, Austin53136
12Western Michigan University43048
13University of Delaware33016
15Universite Laval42477
16University of Illinois, Chicago42365
17Ohio State University92316
18University of Calgary42223
19University of Pennsylvania42026
20Rutgers University31966
21Portland State University71965
22University at Buffalo, The State University of New York51944
23Saint Louis University31934
24University of Toronto51755
25University of Hawaii31582
All Planning Schools2841925
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