College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Productivity Ratings of Psychology Programs Based on Publications in Clinical Journals.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1980

Publication Title

Professional Psychology

ISSN

0033-0175

Volume

11

Issue/No.

5

Abstract

Sought to identify the relative standing of clinical psychology programs by evaluating their frequency of publication in the major clinical journals. In addition, the relative contribution of university programs, hospital programs, medical centers, and other institutions to the clinical literature was investigated. It was found that although American Psychological Association (APA)-approved university clinical programs are responsible for the largest number of articles in the sample examined, (14 journals for the years 1975, 1976, and 1977), 6 of every 10 articles were published either by non-APA-approved academic programs or by individuals in other institutional settings. The general reputation of universities did not reflect their productivity in the clinical journals. The article includes an analysis of the major sources of publication in the clinical literature and an evaluation of the meaning of these findings for clinical psychology. (3 ref)

DOI

10.1037//0735-7028.11.5.797