Hsinchun Chen Ranked #1 in Publication Performance
|Dr. Hsinchun Chen|
Dr. Hsinchun Chen was ranked #1 in terms of number of publications in the top 11 Information Systems (IS) journals during 2005-2009, according to a recent study published in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems ("Assessing Researcher Publication Productivity in the Leading Information Systems Journals: A 2005–2009 Update," by J. G. Clark, Y.A. Au, D. B. Walz, and J. Warren, CAIS, Volume 29, Number 1).
This paper lists the IS researchers with five or more research articles in the IS journals during calendar years 2005–2009. Also included are the current affiliation (as of Spring 2010) and the university from which they obtained their doctorate.
The top three researchers based on the number of articles are Hsinchun Chen (University of Arizona), Izak Benbasat (University of British Columbia), and H. R. Rao (State University of New York at Buffalo). These same three researchers topped the list in the previous study [Clark et al., 2009].
Interestingly, of the 200 researchers listed, ten are currently (as of Spring 2010) affiliated with Georgia State University, six with City University of Hong Kong, and six with University of Houston. Of these researchers, sixteen received their doctorate from the University of Minnesota, eleven from the University of Arizona, and nine from Purdue University.
Abstract: This study is an update of a previous scientometric study that examined the leading Information Systems (IS) researchers, their university affiliations and the universities that supply them. We provide geographical comparisons of researcher affiliations for the AIS regions and for North American versus global institutions, along with a comparison of prior and current results. Our analysis shows that coauthorship is increasing in the top three IS journals and that most of the leading researchers continue to affiliate with institutions in North America.
However, the proportion of publications from North American researchers in the top three journals has decreased slightly over time. This research contributes to the scientometric literature by identifying a more broad and inclusive set of leading IS publications and by providing benchmarks for the productivity of IS scholars. These results can be valuable for deans and department chairs making tenure and promotion decisions. Prospective students and faculty can use these results to identify universities which match their personal research goals. This study also helps to define and expand the boundaries of the IS discipline due to its use of a broader set of leading journals.View the complete paper here.