Individual bibliometry is today a major instrument to allocating research funds, promoting academics and recruiting researchers. The existence of the h -index (Hirsch 2005 ) has boosted the use of quantitative
Authors:Giovanni Abramo and Ciriaco Andrea D'Angelo
expressed relative to their intended objectives. National research evaluation exercises are ever more oriented towards bibliometric types of methodologies and indicators. The advantage of bibliometry with respect to classic peer review rests not so much in
2011 Top 500. Finally, approximations of the Shanghai and Times methods are applied to all 23 universities.
All bibliometry was conducted using the Web of Science (WoS) database run by Thomson Reuters (formerly the Institute of Scientific