Tag Archives: Scimago

Ruth’s Rankings 35: Come together: May updates lead to an investigation of Collaboration

By Ruth A. Pagell* (11 June 2018) The following three international ranking updates were released in May. 2018 CWTS Leiden Rankings, where I will focus on the Collaborations module 2018 Times Higher Education, with its ever growing list of Emerging Economies 2018 U21 National Higher Education system rankings, drilling down in “Connectivity” In addition, Malaysia updated […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 32: The Business of Rankings – Show me the money

By Ruth A. Pagell* How many owners has the Institute for Scientific Information had? What percent of Times Higher Education revenue comes from rankings? Which ranker solicits advertising on its home page? (22 January 2018) Faculty and administrators in Hong Kong and Singapore asked me “How do the rankers make money from rankings?”  Despite my […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 9: Expanding the Measurement of Science: From Citations to Web Visibility to Tweets

By Ruth A. Pagell* (31 March 2015) “…there is a growing movement within the scientific establishment to better measure and reward all the different ways that people contribute to the messy and complex process of scientific progress.”  Arbesman (2012), Wired. The rankings we examined in Ruth’s Rankings 5, 6, 7 and 8 are grounded in […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 8: Something for Everyone

By Ruth A. Pagell* (27 February 2015) Question:  What do Tokyo University, Kyoto University of Education, Tsinghua University, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) and Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences all have in common? Answer:  Using different sources and different metrics, they are all number one in higher education depending  on the  metric. […]


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