As a new initiative, DocSIG tracks publications in the premier marketing journals, according to authorship and university affiliation, and publishes Top 50 Lists on an annual basis.
We are undergoing this effort to achieve two goals: (1) to acknowledge the top contributors to the premier marketing journals (i.e., Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science) in the previous five years and (2) to provide prospective doctoral students with useful information during their application decision process. Rankings available elsewhere (e.g., Financial Times, Business Week) are not tailored to Marketing Ph.D. programs, making application decisions more difficult than they need to be for prospective students. We hope that the lists we publish, in addition to the Who Went Where Annual Reports, will act as the go-to source for applicants.
We publish four lists during the first week of December each year:
For further reading on the productivity of doctoral programs, please see Dr. Elbeck and Dr. Vander Schee’s article on marketing doctoral programs by institution and subarea here.
Please share these lists with other members of our academic community and those wishing to join us as incoming doctoral students. Also, please email Robert Allen King, Vice Chair of Technology & Website Content, if you spot an error or have any suggestions for improvement.