One of the more important measures of a scholar’s research impact is the number of times that the scholar’s work is cited
by other researchers as a source of knowledge. This paper conducts a first of its kind examination on Israel’s academic economists
and economics departments, ranking them according to the number of citations on their work. It also provides a vista into
one of the primary reasons given by junior Israeli economists for an unparalleled brain drain from the country—discrepancies
between research impact and promotion. The type of examination carried out in this paper can now be easily replicated in other
fields and in other countries utilizing freely available citations data and compilation software that have been made readily
accessible in recent years.
Authors:Daniel Torres-Salinas, Jose G. Moreno-Torres, Emilio Delgado-López-Cózar, and Francisco Herrera
's original work in 1965 (Price 1965 ).
There are two main branches in academic ranking studies, the first of which tries to compare individual researchers productions and those that analyze institutions. In the first one, one of the most influential
Authors:Giovanni Abramo, Ciriaco D’Angelo, and Fulvio Viel
In national research assessment exercises that take the peer review approach, research organizations are evaluated on the
basis of a subset of their scientific production. The dimension of the subset varies from nation to nation but is typically
set as a proportional function of the number of researchers employed at each research organization. However, scientific fertility
varies from discipline to discipline, meaning that the representativeness of such a subset also varies according to discipline.
The rankings resulting from the assessments could be quite sensitive to the size of the share of articles selected for evaluation.
The current work examines this issue, developing empirical evidence of variations in ranking due changes in the dimension
of the subset of products evaluated. The field of observation is represented by the scientific production from the hard sciences
of the entire Italian university system, from 2001 to 2003.
composite indicators in order to provide rankings of institutions or countries. Among the different instruments of quality assessment in higher education, rankings probably get the most public attention. There clearly is a demand for ranking in the field of
recruitment and career progression, research funding, or public rankings of academic institutions or individual researchers (Lehmann et al. 2006 ).
Bibliometric studies of research performance currently use a diverse set of indicators, focusing on
Authors:Anthony F. J. van Raan, Thed N. van Leeuwen, and Martijn S. Visser
-per-paper based rankings, but also for citations per staff rankings. The most striking result is a too low position of most German and France universities in these rankings, particularly universities with a medical school. As citations play an important role in
On 1 December 2011, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University launched the Leiden ranking 2011/2012 at http://www.leidenranking.com/ranking.aspx . The Leiden ranking 2011/2012 measures the scientific
Where are South African universities placed in world rankings? Why are some universities included in certain rankings but not others? How does a university rise in the rankings? What factors determine ranking
Authors:Fred Bookstein, Horst Seidler, Martin Fieder, and Georg Winckler
Several individual indicators from the Times Higher Education Survey (THES) data base—the overall score, the reported staff-to-student
ratio, and the peer ratings—demonstrate unacceptably high fluctuation from year to year. The inappropriateness of the summary
tabulations for assessing the majority of the “top 200” universities would be apparent purely for reason of this obvious statistical
instability regardless of other grounds of criticism. There are far too many anomalies in the change scores of the various
indices for them to be of use in the course of university management.
and bibliographies, and historical and sociological applications (Lawani 1981 ). Application of bibliometrics has been extended to academic evaluation and universities ranking since the past decade. The application of bibliometrics methods has caused