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Individual and Institutional Productivity in Educational Psychology Journals from 2015 to 2021


This study updates and extends prior work on institutional and individual productivity in educational psychology journals (Cognition and Instruction, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, Educational Psychology Review, Journal of Educational Psychology) from 2015 to 2021. As in previous studies, the University of Maryland, College Park, was the top-producing institution. Several universities (e.g., University of Tübingen) emerged as highly productive compared to previous time periods. Using two approaches to measure individual productivity, we found that Richard Mayer, Ulrich Trautwein, Fred Paas, Patricia Alexander, and Logan Fiorella claimed the top spots. We also identified productive early career scholars and, for some, recognized connections to productive doctoral advisors. Overall, compared to prior years, authors of educational psychology journal articles were increasingly working from non-US institutions and in larger teams (higher mean number of authors per article). A discussion of these trends and future directions for research are included.

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Fong, C.J., Flanigan, A.E., Hogan, E. et al. Individual and Institutional Productivity in Educational Psychology Journals from 2015 to 2021. Educ Psychol Rev (2022).

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  • Educational psychology
  • Productivity
  • Publishing
  • Collaboration
  • International
  • Early career