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Where can you find the new rankings? Or can someone post the rankings up on the board.

I assume they'll be up quickly once one of us currently in a political science department catches word that they got released.

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Just got a response from Charlotte Kuh, the director of the study. She says that there is no chance the ratings will be released before April 1.

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Just got a response from Charlotte Kuh, the director of the study. She says that there is no chance the ratings will be released before April 1.

:lol::lol::lol:

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I heard mid-March, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they didn't finish until 2012.

seems like your premonitions will be proven correct

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Quite frustrating, isn't it? Does anyone know if there are any year-on-year rankings? Someone mentioned some to me but I have yet to find it.

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Quite frustrating, isn't it? Does anyone know if there are any year-on-year rankings? Someone mentioned some to me but I have yet to find it.

Year-to-year rankings wouldn't really be meaningful, as journals each take a different length of time to review articles before publication. Also, articles rejected by one publication may be revised and sent to a different journal. This leads to high variability in the year-to-year productivity of a given department (as measured by articles accepted for publication). You see this a bit in the rankings presented by SUNY Stony Brook. Pooling several years also creates a larger data set, as there are only so many peer reviewed journals in which one can publish.

So anyway, a difference between a 2000 to 2004 ranking and a 2005-2009 ranking would be meaningful, but one between 2007 and 2008 would not. Also, just doing a five year moving average would have most of the same problems as looking at a single year.

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It is exciting that US News will be releasing new rankings on April 23...

That is pretty awesome, and they know what they're doing, I'm sure...

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