According to research conducted by Professors Jon Marx and Douglas Eckberg of Winthrop University, the Department of Sociology at the University of Vermont ranks either number two or number three (depending on the measure) in the country for undergraduate-only sociology departments in its record of publications in the most important journals in the field. See Table 2, Top 20 Article-Publishing Bachelor's Programs, 1990-1999: Eckberg, Douglas and Jonathan Marx. 2004. "The Mouse that Roared? Article Publishing in Undergraduate Sociology Programs." The American Sociologist 35(4):58-78.