Where are SouthAfricanuniversities 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
should undertake appropriate action to focus the research activities in disciplines promising societal results.
The small research size of the SouthAfricanuniversities should also be noted. The most prolific SouthAfricanuniversities produce
Authors:Omwoyo Bosire Onyancha and Jan Resenga Maluleka
-Saharan African countries was not available. Finally, several studies (e.g., Cybermetrics Lab. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 2010 ) have shown that SouthAfricanuniversities are highly ranked when it comes to research. In fact, of the
emphasized that in South Africa, the culture of publishing is not prevalent across all universities and research institutions. The majority of SouthAfricanuniversities produce a limited number of publications and even the country's research