Study Finds Professor Gary Holden Among Top Contributors to Social Work Journal Scholarship
By NYU Silver Communications OfficeDec 5, 2022
A global study on career impact identified NYU Silver Professor Gary Holden, whose scholarship focuses on knowledge dissemination and higher education outcomes assessment, among the top 100 contributors to social work journal scholarship. The study, authored by David Hodge and Patricia Turner of Arizona State University, is available online first and will be published in Research on Social Work Practice.
The former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Work Education, Dr. Holden has published on a range of topics including behavioral telehealth, bibliometrics, social work education, and the Social Cognitive Theory construct self-efficacy. In addition to conducting his own research, Dr. Holden is the founder and editor of the website Information for Practice, a free, virtual, professional library for social work practitioners providing curated news and new scholarship to make their practice more evidence-informed. Dr. Holden also maintains the related Information for Practice Twitter feed @info4Practice.
Dr. Hodge and Ms. Turner conducted their study by extracting all the scholars in the social work category from the Scopus database. A composite indicator of contribution was created that included the authors’ h-index, the total number of citations their publications received, the order of authorship, and the level of self-citation. Dr. Holden’s Google Scholar citation data (an alternative form of impact assessment that is open to the public) and his publication list are available here.