Tracking scholarly performance is challenging, especially given the continuous stream of new publications and resulting citation activity. Over the past several years, I have been collecting data about urban planning scholarship, most recently posting rankings of ACSP member schools on my blog at tomwsanchez.com, which includes faculty rankings for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. During this time, I have also been working on a tool to make these data accessible to faculty and their departments. I am looking to get feedback on data accuracy (e.g., faculty rosters) and ideas for additional analyses/metrics. In the works are more complete profile information for individual faculty and departments, peer comparisons based on research areas and faculty rank, and network analyses of co-authorship.
- Sanchez, Thomas W. 2020. The Most Frequently Cited Topics in Urban Planning Scholarship. Urban Science, 4(1), 4.
- Sanchez, Thomas W. 2016. Faculty Performance Evaluation using Citation Analysis: An Update, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 37(1): 83-94.
- Sanchez, Thomas W. 2014. Academic Visibility and the Webometric Future, The Journal of the World Universities Forum, 6(2): 37-52.
Get the data (click here).