PSYCHOLOGY conducts extensive collaborative research among the social sciences. 96% of the discipline journal articles captured in the Academic Analytics database (2014-2017 inclusive) were co-published by multiple authors. Collaborative research (co-authorship of journal articles) between faculty in Psychology accounts for 38.9% of all co-authored Psychology publications. Collaboration with other disciplines most often involves researchers in Neurobiology/Neuroscience which accounts for 5.1% of all co-authored Psychology journal publications. The next two most frequent disciplines, Clinical Psychology and Public Health, account for 2.8% [...]
CHEMISTRY conducts extensive collaborative research inside and outside the discipline. 97.5% of the discipline journal articles captured in the Academic Analytics database (2014-2017 inclusive) were published by multiple authors. The broad field most like Chemistry is Engineering and its sub-fields, all publishing collaborative research 97.6% of the time. Collaborative research (co-authorship of journal articles) between faculty in Chemistry accounts for 18.4% of all co-authored Chemistry publications. Collaboration of Chemistry faculty with other disciplines is most often with Biochemistry scholars which [...]
"There’s Another Massive Gender Gap in Finance — But There’s Hope" Check out the great writeup in Institutional Investor about researchers using Academic Analytics data to explore female representation in the academic finance discipline. This truly important work deserves to be discussed and disseminated. Read our previous post about this research here, and contact us to learn more about how Academic Analytics supports scholars through collaboration and data sharing.
A new preprint available on SSRN examines female representation in the academic finance profession. Authors Mila Getmansky Sherman (Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Heather Tookes (professor of finance at the Yale School of Management) relied on Academic Analytics data in their study. Among their findings are that women are less likely to be tenured, and women are paid less than men. Moreover, they report that women publish fewer papers than men, and that women [...]
By Peter Maglione, CEO, Academic Analytics I recently had the good fortune to participate in the 2019 Higher Education Leadership Summit at Yale University. This intimate and interactive event brought together about 75 academic leaders including many college and university presidents, provosts, trustees, and researchers who study higher education trends. The event’s theme was Commerce and College: The Business of Higher Education. Participants discussed challenges faced by higher education, talked about the importance of collaborative partnerships, and shared experiences [...]
By Robert Berdahl, former president of AAU, former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, former president of the University of Texas at Austin At the recent APLU conference, I heard many important and familiar themes. These included concerns over public perceptions of higher education, worries related to the funding challenges universities face, and the resilience of universities amid these challenges. But one theme was different and came up repeatedly in conversations with presidents and provosts: the emergence of a [...]
By Peter Lange, former Provost, Duke University and Senior Advisor, Academic Analytics. Only one decade ago, few higher education institutions had adopted databases or analytical tools to assist with faculty and research-related strategic decisions. Today, such tools are more broadly adopted. An important question follows: how and why did mindsets and perspectives change so that analytical tools are now often used by senior administrators in making important decisions? Some of the factors that changed include: The societal context [...]
By George Walker, former Vice President of Research and Dean at multiple research institutions; Senior Advisor, Academic Analytics. As a former Vice President of Research, I’ve been to many CoR (Council on Research) meetings. Here are four thoughts that stood out from the recent 2018 CoR Summer Meeting in Bozeman, Montana. 1. Diverse institutions, similar stresses One of the attractions of CoR – one of APLU’s (Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities) many councils – is the diversity [...]