Trends in Drexel Faculty Publications from Early 2015

Trends in Drexel Faculty Publications from Early 2015
Jenny James Lee
May 5, 2015

By Beth Ten Have, Director, Library Academic Partnerships

The published works of Drexel faculty in the first months of 2015 provide evidence of the University’s diversity of scholarship as well as its collaborative research efforts.

In a search for year-to-date publications by Drexel affiliated authors, the University Libraries found over 650 published articles. Not surprisingly articles in STEM disciplines dominate, but Drexel faculty also published in economics, gender studies, medical education, finance, political science, hospitality, creative arts therapies, operations research and educational research.

Articles by Drexel faculty appeared in publications ranging from PLoS One to The Wall Street Journal along with Biofabrication, Nature Communications, Obesity, and BMC Evolutionary Biology.

These papers also represent a broad range of institutional collaborations, showing Drexel faculty’s work with colleagues from regional neighbors University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Thomas Jefferson University, as well as national collaborations with colleagues at Harvard University, University of North Carolina, University of Washington and in the University of California system.

Looking internationally, Drexel faculty published with colleagues from the University of London, University of Toronto, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and Technical University of Munich.

Some of the data retrieved in the Libraries’ searches provides information about the funding sources for these early 2015 publications. NSF and NIH are the top funders in terms of projects (not necessarily funds), but US Department of Energy, the Sloan Foundation, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Max Planck Society also received citations for funding support.

Data for this brief analysis was retrieved from the bibliographic citation databases noted below. As more Drexel University faculty join the Faculty Portfolios program, information about the faculty’s research and creative scholarship will be easier to find, more complete and comprehensive. Haven’t yet done your profile in Faculty Portfolios? Contact your liaison librarian for more information and a quick guide to getting started.


Databases searched: Art & Architecture Complete; Art Full Text; Business Source Complete; CINAHL; Communications & Mass Media Complete; Compendex; Criminal Justice Full Text; Education Research Complete; Historical Abstracts; History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Hospitality & Tourism Complete; International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance; Library Literature & Information Science; PsycINFO; PubMed; SPORTDiscus; Web of Science