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Commonly used university ranking lists - Measuring Research Impact - Research Guides at City University of Hong Kong


Measuring Research Impact

Provides the common tools and methods to evaluate the impact of research

University ranking lists

Many universities and professional organizations have compiled university ranking lists to
evaluate universities using criteria other than publication output and
citation impact. This page provides you the information of some commonly
known and freely available ranking lists.

Click on the links below to know more about these ranking lists:

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

ARWU is an influential ranking list of world universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Each year, the top 500 universities in the world are ranked based on a set of criteria:

Criteria Indicator Weight
Quality of Education Alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals 10%
Quality of Faculty
Staff of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals

Highly cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories



Research Output
Papers published in Nature and Science (not for institutions specialized in humanities and social sciences)

Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index



Per Capita Performance Per capita academic performance of an institution 10%
Total - 100%
From ARWU website:

The example below shows the 2015 ranking list.

You can also make use of ARWU's "Universities" page to search for a particular university and view its ranking.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

This is a ranking list compiled by UK Times Higher Education (THE). In 2010, THE split from its previous partner Quacquarelli Symonds and started to collaborate with Thomson Reuters to create a separate ranking list based on a new set of assessing criteria:

Criteria Weight 
Teaching - the learning environment 30%
Research - volume, income and reputation 30%
Citations - research influence 30%
Industry income - innovation 2.5%
International outlook - staff, students and research 7.5%

World University Ranking 2015-16:

THE also provides rankings of the top 100 universities or institutions that are under 50 years old: THE 100 under 50 universities.

QS World University Rankings

This is a respected university ranking list published by Quacquarelli Symonds. The list was originally compiled in collaboration with Times Higher Education until 2010, when THE started to partner Thomson Reuters to create another list of ranking (see above).

400 world top universities are ranked every year based on six criteria:

Criteria Weight
Academic reputation from Global Survey   40%
Employer reputation from Global Survey 10%
Citations per faculty from Scopus 20%
Faculty student ratio 20%
Proportion of international students 5%
Proportion of international faculty 5%

This website also provides rankings in five broad faculty areas (Arts
& Humanities, Engineering & Technology, etc.). You can also
view rankings by region and location, or search for universities.

The QS Top 50 under 50 is a ranking of the world's top universities established within the last 50 years.

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

Also known as Ranking Web of World Universities, this ranking system developed by Cybermetrics Lab of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) evaluates universities in the world based on their web presence and activity. More than 20,000 universities around the world are covered.

Four criteria are used to obtain data for ranking:

Criteria Weight
Size - Number of pages recovered from Google 10%
Visibility - Number of external links received muliplied by the referring domains for these links 50%
Rich Files - The following file formats are selected: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe PostSript, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. 10%
Scholar - Publishing data collected from Google Scholar and Scimago SIR  30%

You can tell from each ranking list on this site the position of a
university in the world or within a region. The numbers on the right
show the rank of a particular university for each of the individual

Commonly used university ranking lists - Measuring Research Impact - Research Guides at City University of Hong Kong

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Hadi Salehi,

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Farid Habibi,

Hossein Gholizadeh,

Seyed Mohammad Motahar and

Ali Ordi

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Research
Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM)University of
Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Islamic
Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia -
Faculty of Education, University of Economic Sciences, University of
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Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Information
Science and Technology and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - Advance
Informatics School (AIS)

Date posted to database: 25 Oct 2013

Last Revised: 25 Oct 2013 

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State of Authorship Report: Time and Costs Involved in Publishing Research | AJE | American Journal Experts


State of Authorship Report: Time and Costs Involved in Publishing Research

Also available in: 中文
Download our free white paper containing data on the costs and time involved in publishing research.
devote their lives to making and sharing their discoveries. On the
surface, that sounds straightforward - in fact, probably a little too
straightforward. Anyone who works in research knows that there is much
more involved than doing research.

In order for a researcher to
establish credibility in their field, to gain promotion in their
organization, and to obtain more grant funding for their research, they
must successfully publish and disseminate their work. Often, their
career hinges on it.

But how much time and cost are
involved in the publication process? And after making investments to
share research in a journal, what are the factors that contribute to
engaging readers and, subsequently, receiving citations?

have thoroughly evaluated the time, costs, and considerations involved
for researchers publishing and sharing their work, and we have compiled
this data in our free white paper, The State of Authorship - Maximizing Impact with the Time and Money You Spend.
This paper includes a careful analysis of available research on the
topic as well as data from our own survey of authors. You can also find a
one-page overview of the key points below.

We hope that this
information is useful in clarifying the often overlooked and
unanticipated expenses of time and money placed on researchers as they
strive to make discoveries and share those with the world. Additionally,
we believe that the data surrounding the factors that increase a
paper’s citation rate will be helpful for researchers who implement the
proven methods.

Download our free white paper, The State of Authorship - Maximizing Impact with the Time and Money You Spend and learn about all of the costs and time involved in publishing research and how to increase citations.
Below is a snapshot of this data (right click to save).

AJE State of Authorship Report

Topics covered in the white paper include

  • Time
    involved in publishing a research manuscript (pre-submission, between
    submission and acceptance, between acceptance and publication, and in
    the “journal loop” of resubmission)
  • Costs involved in publishing
    a research manuscript (pre-submission costs, submission fees,
    publication fees, page charges, color figure charges, article processing
  • Factors affecting citation of the published paper
    (related to the authors’ research, the journal selected, and the
    manuscript itself)
  • Conclusions with actionable ways to limit costs and time spent while boosting subsequent citations
Thanks to Ben Mudrak for co-authoring this white paper and contributing to this article.

Tags Peer review and publication Downloadables Data reports Publication fees Manuscript submission

State of Authorship Report: Time and Costs Involved in Publishing Research | AJE | American Journal Experts

Resources – Australasian Open Access Strategy Group



This page includes useful links to information to help with promoting open access, understanding publisher agreements, repositories, open access journalsmeasurement & metrics and statements about open access.

Promoting open access

MIT has been collecting since July 2012 stories from individuals who
have been downloading papers from the MIT repository. A very powerful
argument for the breadth of use of open access research.

Understanding publisher agreements

Repositories (green OA)

Open access journals (gold OA)

Measurement and metrics

The National Digital Learning Resources have an open access toolkit to support bibliometrics training and awareness

The SPARC Article Level Metrics – a Primer defines article level metrics and discusses how they fit within the tenure and promotions process

Statements about open access

NOTE: these pages are a work in progress. Corrections and additions welcomed through the contact form.

Resources – Australasian Open Access Strategy Group