This article aims to develop a yardstick for evaluating student research productivity based on the number of articles the students published in 24 journals in communication studies. While previous research has emphasized the importance of beginning to publish early in one's career, there is little empirical guidance regarding the standards of a good take off speed while one is still a student. Based on the averages provided in this study, students, their advisors, mentors and administrators who evaluate and hire students in academia can set and implement particular goals. Moreover, the article provides averages in both fractional points and frequency numbers of publications since different institutions may have different emphases.
Musambira, G. W. (2000). Towards establishing a yardstick for measuring student research article productivity in communication studies. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 29(2), 213–221.