Publication Productivity of North-American Institutions in Selected Adult-Education Journals, 1983-1992
Educational Studies and Research
Although publication productivity studies have been conducted in several other disciplines, no previous research has specifically examined institutional productivity in the field of adult education. The Commission of Professors of Adult Education was surveyed to determine the top journals in the field. The five journals emerging from the survey were each examined issue by issue for the ten-year period 1983-1992 to determine institutional affiliation of contributing authors. Institutional rankings for the composite five journals for the total period and each of the two five-year periods were determined by awarding credit to the authors' institutions based on authorship order. Separate productivity rankings were determined for Adult Education Quarterly alone. In the composite of the five journals, Northern Illinois, British Columbia and Georgia (tie), Pennsylvania State, and Rutgers were the top five most productive institutions for the overall ten-year period on this one measure of program quality.
Adult Education Quarterly
Rachal, J. R.,
Sargent, S. F.
(1995). Publication Productivity of North-American Institutions in Selected Adult-Education Journals, 1983-1992. Adult Education Quarterly, 45(2), 63-78.
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