Student Achievement & Success: Publication Rates

We track student publications primarily through the RAND publications database. This records all RAND publications that students authored or co-authored as well as publications in non-RAND peer-reviewed journals and other publications that they subsequently recorded in RAND’s database. A list of recent student-authored publications is maintained online.

The tables below provide data on the number of registered publications by students who have graduated from the program. The numbers reflect publications that students worked on while at Pardee RAND, but in some cases publication occurred after their exit date from the program.

Pardee RAND Air Force fellows are included in this data; note that these students are required to complete their Ph.D. within three years and often have lower rates of publication than other students not on this limited timeline.

Pardee RAND does not currently have a systematic way of collecting data on the publication records of our alumni, but we are exploring the possibility of conducting a survey of our graduates at the 5-year and the 10-year mark to collect data on their career paths and contributions to the field including publications.

Publications by Cohort

Average Number of Registered Publications at Graduation by Cohort

Entrance Year Average Number of Publications per Student
2003 8.50
2004 5.15
2005 7.39
2006 7.38
2007 6.67
2008 6.50
2009 2.00
2010 4.00
Overall 6.44

Number of Registered Publications by Cohort, as of May 2014

Entrance Year Publications Graduates from Cohort
2003-2004 68 8
2004-2005 67 13
2005-2006 133 18
2006-2007 96 13
2007-2008 80 12
2008-2009 52 8
2009-2010 10 5
2010-2011 16 4
Grand Total 544 81