Last week, the Chronicle of Higher Education published the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. Like U.S. News and World Reports, the Productivity Index ranks (largely Ph.D. granting) institutions of higher education but unlike U.S. News, it ranks schools according to faculty output, such as:

  • Publications (the number of books and peer-reviewed journal articles published);
  • Citations of journal publications (how often other scholars refer to those books and articles in subsequent work);
  • Federal research funding; and
  • Awards and honors.

You’ll be happy to hear that JHU faculty are busy as bees. Here are the areas in which they placed in the top ten:


Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry, #7
Cell Biology, #1 and #5 (note: a University can be listed more than once if it is related to more than one department)
Cognitive Science, #4
Epidemiology, #2
Immunology, #10
Molecular Biology, #6
Neurobiology/Neuroscience, #8
Pathology, #6
Pharmacology, #3

Engineering
Biomedical engineering, #5 and #8

Family, Consumer and Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General, #4

Health Science Professions
Environmental Health Sciences, #4
Health Professions, various, #1 and #5
Nursing, #6
Public Health, #3

Humanities
Classics and Classical Languages, #8
European Studies, #3
French Language and Literature, #5
History, #6
Italian Language and Literature, #4
Spanish Language and Literature, #4

Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Astronomy and Astrophysics, #8
Biostatistics, #2
Chemical Sciences, various, #5 and #6
Physics, General, # 2

Social and Behavioral Sciences
International Affairs and Development , #2

Congrats!


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