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Ranking Agricultural Economics Departments By Ajae Page Counts: A Reappraisal

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  • Kinnucan, Henry W.
  • Traxler, Greg

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AJAE per capita page counts provide one measure of an institution's research strength. In this article we refine Willis et al.'s measure of department size and, based on the refined measure, recomputed departmental rankings for North American institutions. Results indicate that Northeastern United States departments are more widely represented among the top 20 institutions than 20 years ago and that two Canadian institutions-Guelph and British Columbia-rank in the top 12. The median AJAE publication frequency for the top 30 research institutions is about one article per research faculty member every 12 years. The AJAE page-count measure was found to be highly correlated (R2 = 0.82) with citation counts, whether narrowly or broadly defined. Thus, AJAE page counts appear to provide a simple yet valid representation of institutional research productivity.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 23 (1994)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:31446

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  1. Hilmer, Christiana E. & Hilmer, Michael J., 2004. "On The Return To Journal Quality, Coauthorship And Author Order Within Top Ranked Agricultural Economics Programs," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20179, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Denis Bouyssou & Thierry Marchant, 2011. "Ranking scientists and departments in a consistent manner," Post-Print hal-00606931, HAL.
  3. Hilmer, Christiana E. & Hillmer, Michael J., 2008. "A Comparison of Salary Structures between Economics and Agricultural Economics Departments," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6550, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. Detre, Joshua D. & Gunderson, Michael A. & Oliver Peake, Whitney & Dooley, Frank J., 2011. "Academic Perspectives on Agribusiness: An International Survey," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 14(5).

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