Audiology Faculty Author Impact Metrics as a Function of Institution Purpose The purpose of this study was to develop a method for the assessment of audiology author impact as a function of institution and compare these results to a recent college ranking of audiology graduate programs. Method Scopus author impact metrics (i.e., number of documents, number of citations, ... Research Note
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Research Note  |   July 03, 2018
Audiology Faculty Author Impact Metrics as a Function of Institution
 
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  • Andrew Stuart
    East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Disclosure: The author has declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
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  • Correspondence to Andrew Stuart: stuarta@ecu.edu
  • Editor-in-Chief: Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar
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  • Editor: Lauren Calandruccio
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Research Note   |   July 03, 2018
Audiology Faculty Author Impact Metrics as a Function of Institution
American Journal of Audiology, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2018_AJA-17-0107
History: Received November 14, 2017 , Revised January 27, 2018 , Accepted March 27, 2018
 
American Journal of Audiology, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2018_AJA-17-0107
History: Received November 14, 2017; Revised January 27, 2018; Accepted March 27, 2018

Purpose The purpose of this study was to develop a method for the assessment of audiology author impact as a function of institution and compare these results to a recent college ranking of audiology graduate programs.

Method Scopus author impact metrics (i.e., number of documents, number of citations, and h index) from a previous study (Stuart, Faucette, & Thomas, 2017) were generated for 79 accredited graduate programs in audiology in the United States and Canada. Author impact metrics were summed to represent the total institution output, and median values were calculated to reflect a measure of central tendency of individual faculty performance.

Results Three hundred and seventy-nine audiology faculty members were identified and of those 86.0% (n = 326) were found in Scopus. Database presence increased with increasing rank (p = .003). Scopus index values were positively skewed. The total summed number of documents, citations, and h indices were positively correlated with the total number of faculty in the institutions and with the summed number of coauthors (p < .001). The median number of documents, citations, and h indices were not significantly correlated with the total number of faculty in the institutions but were positively correlated with the median number of coauthors (p < .001). In general, indices were higher for research/doctoral versus nonresearch universities. Higher college program rankings were statistically related with better Scopus index values.

Conclusion These institutional metrics may be used to serve as a benchmark for institutional production, attracting students, hiring faculty, and assessing allocation of institutional funding.

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