Thomas Bernauer is professor of political science at ETH Zurich. He and his research group are based at the Center for Comparative and International Studies, a joint institution of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, and at ETH Zurich's Institute for Environmental Decisions. Webpage: http:www.ib.ethz.chpeoplebernauer.
Publication Output of Swiss Political Science Departments
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2011
2010 The Swiss Political Science Review
Swiss Political Science Review
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 279–303, Summer 2010
How to Cite
Bernauer, T. and Gilardi, F. (2010), Publication Output of Swiss Political Science Departments. Swiss Political Science Review, 16: 279–303. doi: 10.1002/j.1662-6370.2010.tb00160.x
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2011
- Publication Output;
- Swiss Political Science;
- Bibliometric Analysis
This article compares the scientific publication output and international academic visibility of Swiss political science departments, using three indicators (number of publications, number of citations, and the h-index) and publicly available data from two sources: the ISI Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar. We also examine whether the publication output of political science professors and postdoctoral researchers in Switzerland varies as a function of academic age. We observe rather strong variations both across and within departments. The analysis also shows that the most prolific professors tend to be those who completed their Ph.D. about 10–20 years ago and that some postdocs are on a very promising publications trajectory. We derive some benchmarks for publication output that might be useful for hiring decisions or promotions.