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 elapsed years since receiving terminal degree), and therefore, Total Citations / Total No. Years. In addition, squaring Total No. Years further controls for programs that are outliers in terms of faculty size or ages (older).

Compared to a previous top 10 listing of program citation levels (see: 2018 Urban Planning Citation Update), there are several noticeable differences. When normalizing by Total No. Years, Tufts, UBC, Minnesota, and McGill enter the top 10. And when, Total No. Years is squared it significantly changes the schools at the top with McGill, Tufts, UC Denver, Florida Atlantic, Minnesota, University of Pittsburgh, and San Jose State being included.

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SchoolFacultyTotal
Cites
YearsCites/
Years
Cites/
Years^2
UC Berkeley1694,428366258.00.70
UCLA2398,657471209.40.44
Tufts University722,874115198.91.72
Arizona State University1244,139226195.30.86
University of British Columbia1453,418291183.50.63
University of Minnesota11382,65209183.00.87
McGill University613,43787154.41.77
Simon Fraser University1547,796333143.50.43
UNC1434,239243140.90.57
Harvard University1654,131425127.30.29
SchoolFacultyTotal
Cites
YearsCites/
Years
Cites/
Years^2
McGill University613,43787154.41.77
Tufts University722,874115198.91.72
University of Colorado, Denver58,51178109.11.39
University of Maryland711,870103115.21.11
Florida Atlantic University810,719103104.01.01
University of Minnesota1138,265209183.00.87
Arizona State University1244,139226195.30.86
University of Pittsburgh515,110141107.10.76
San Jose State University64,9478359.60.71
UC Berkeley1694,428366258.00.70
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