The top contributors were identified by E. Jeffrey Hill, PhD, and colleagues at Brigham Young University with their eight modalities of excellence which includes:
• Publishing work and family scholarship (based on academic metrics: citation counts, articles, books, indices, etc.) • Publishing work and family scholarship (based on reputation among work and family scholars) • Funding of work and family research • Disseminating work and family research to policy makers and the public • Providing service to the field (reviews, professional organizations, etc.) • Mentoring future work and family scholars (e.g., graduate students, new scholars, etc.) • Making landmark contributions that have shaped the field (e.g., landmark articles, books, reports, etc.) • Overall contribution (based on reputation among work and family scholars)
To identify the eight modalities of excellence, Hill conducted extensive research involving analyses of academic metrics, focus groups with top work and family scholars, and a survey of Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) members.