Citation-Based Benchmarks and Individual Accounting Faculty Research Rankings by Topical Area and Methodology

51 Pages Posted: 22 May 2015 Last revised: 27 Oct 2016

Garrison Lee Nuttall

Brigham Young University - Marriott School

Neal M. Snow

Lehigh University

Scott L. Summers

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

David A. Wood

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: October 26, 2016

Abstract

This paper provides citation rankings and benchmarking data for individual accounting researchers disaggregated by topic and methodological area and studies which factors increase citation totals. Based on Google Scholar data from 7,113 articles published in respected accounting journals, we find that citation totals differ significantly based on accounting topic area (accounting information systems, audit, financial, managerial, tax, other) and methodology (analytical, archival, experimental, other), suggesting the need to separately benchmark authors who publish in these groups. We also find that authors who have a broad collaboration network, graduated from a school that started a journal, are topic specialists, or publish with topic specialists have higher numbers of citations. This data will benefit accounting researchers and those interested in evaluating them by providing objective information for producers of highly cited research in the sub disciplines of accounting.

Keywords: Accounting Research Rankings, Accounting Research Topical Areas, Citations

JEL Classification: M4, M40, M41, M49

Suggested Citation

Nuttall, Garrison Lee and Snow, Neal M. and Summers, Scott L. and Wood, David A., Citation-Based Benchmarks and Individual Accounting Faculty Research Rankings by Topical Area and Methodology (October 26, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2608491 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2608491

Garrison Lee Nuttall

Brigham Young University - Marriott School ( email )

United States

Neal M Snow

Lehigh University ( email )

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Scott L. Summers

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )

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David A. Wood (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )

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