Psychology Article Count Tables (beta version)
UPDATE: These tables were updated on 1 June 2012 to using pubications
from 2008-2012. The original tables, based on articles from 2000-2009, can
be found here.
These tables give the share of articles published in leading psychology
journals. For objectivity, leading journals
were considered those categorised as A* in the Excellence in Research for
Australia (ERA) initiative. Specifically, tables show the number of
journal articles in ERA A* psychology journals. Articles with multiple
affiliations are shared over affiliations to ensure that each article
receives and overall weight of 1. Article counts were calculated from Web
of Science searches for articles published since 2008 (relevant in the
UK as the start of the REF period.
There are three sets of tables. The first set ranks countries by their
per-capita adjusted contribution to the top journals. The second set ranks
universities by their (unadjusted) contribution to the top journals. The
third set ranks UK universities by their per-academic contribution to the
World Psychology by Contry
- Overall article
count by country (population adjusted) Counts are summed over all of the
A* journals in the ERA "1701
Psychology" category. This table shows, for example, that the USA
published about 10,600 articles or 49% of all of the A* ERA psychology
journal articles. Larger countries might be expected to publish more. This
table adjusts for population.
For example, although the USA published most articles, the USA ranks fifth
(after the Netherlands, UK, Israel, and Canada) in terms of the number of articles per
count by country for each journal (population adjusted) The tables on
this page show article counts separately for each of the journals in the
analysis (scroll down to see other journals.) For example, the USA
contributes 30.3% of articles in Accident Analysis and Prevention.
However, per capita, Norway publishes the most articles in this
World Psychology by University
- Overall article count by
university This table shows, for example, that Harvard University
published 300 articles in A* psychology journals, 1.37% of the total number
of A* articles published. University names are taken from the head of C1
field from each Web of Science record. Some affiliations may need to be
merged. For example, although "Harvard Univ" appears with 682
articles, other references to "Harvard" appear lower in the table
(e.g., "Harvard Med Sch", "Harvard Grad Sch Educ", and
"Harvard Sch Publ Hlth") and should perhaps be merged. I suspect
this would make little difference to the ranking.
- Article count by university for each journal
These tables show article counts separately for each of the journals in
the analysis. Only universities ranking 100th or higher are listed. By
comparing rankings over journals, the relative strengths of a university can
Note: Neither of these tables are adjusted for the number of the
psychologists in the university because I don't have this information for
UK Psychology by University
These tables present only UK universities and thus contain a subset of
information in the World Psychology by University tables.
These tables contain a subset of the information in the above two tables.
They are not adjusted for number of academics and are ranked only on the overall
number of articles.
These tables were prepared by Neil Stewart using R and Perl. All comments and corrections most
welcome. Please e-mail comments or corrections to Neil.Stewart@warwick.ac.uk.