Journal publications by pharmacy practice faculty evaluated by institution and region of the United States (2001-2003)

  • Craig I. Coleman
  • Lauren S. Schlesselman
  • C. Michael White
Keywords: Bibliometrics, Faculty, Pharmacy Schools, United States

Abstract

Objective: To compare the quantity of manuscripts published in journals by departments of pharmacy practice at schools and colleges of pharmacy in the United States for the years 2001-2003.

Methods: We utilized the Web of Science bibliographic database to identify publication citations for the years 2001 to 2003 which were then evaluated in a number of different ways. Faculty were identified via American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy rosters for 2000-2001, 2001-2002, and 2002-2003 academic years.

Results: Rankings were done based on the number of publications per institution and average number of publications per faculty member at an institution. Upon linear regression analysis, a relationship exists between an institution’s faculty size and the total number of publications but not for tenure/nontenure-track faculty ratio. Rating highest in overall publication number did not guarantee high rankings in the average number of publications per faculty member at an institution assessment. Midwestern schools were responsible for more publications per institution than other regions. Many schools only generated minimal scholarship over this evaluative period.

Conclusion: While many schools have pharmacy practice faculty that strongly contributed to the biomedical literature, other schools have not. Pharmacy practice faculty in the Midwest publish more journal manuscripts than faculty in other regions of the country. More pharmacy schools need to engage their faculty in scholarly endeavors by providing support and incentives.

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Published
2007-11-22
How to Cite
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Coleman CI, Schlesselman LS, White CM. Journal publications by pharmacy practice faculty evaluated by institution and region of the United States (2001-2003). Pharm Pract (Granada) [Internet]. 2007Nov.22 [cited 2019Aug.22];5(4):151-6. Available from: https://pharmacypractice.org/journal/index.php/pp/article/view/236
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Original Research