Top contributors to the school psychology literature: 1996–2005
Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Psychology in the Schools
Volume 43, Issue 6, pages 737–743, July 2006
How to Cite
Roberts, G. A., Davis, K. S., Zanger, D., Gerrard-Morris, A. and Robinson, D. H. (2006), Top contributors to the school psychology literature: 1996–2005. Psychol. Schs., 43: 737–743. doi: 10.1002/pits.20183
- Issue online: 9 JUN 2006
- Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2006
S.G. Little (1997) reported the top contributors to the school psychology literature from 1987 to 1995. The present study represents a follow-up by examining the top contributors from 1996 to 2005. Similar to Little, a list of the top 50 contributors was developed using a point system that assigned more credit based on fewer coauthors and higher authorship placement. Expanding upon the Little study, we also computed a list of the top 50 contributors in terms of number of articles authored, thus facilitating a comparison of the two methods. Melissa Bray ranked first on both lists. The top 10 authors in terms of articles also were ranked in the top 13 in terms of points. Thus, for the most productive authors, choice of criteria for ranking does not appear important; however, in terms of encouraging versus discouraging collaboration among researchers, criteria choice may be important. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Psychol Schs 43: 737–743, 2006.