Comparative study of international academic rankings of universities



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Buela Casal, Gualberto and Gutiérrez Martínez, Olga and Bermúnez Sánchez, María Paz and Vadillo Muñoz, Óscar (2007) Comparative study of international academic rankings of universities. Scientometrics, 71 (3). pp. 349-365. ISSN 0138-9130

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International academic rankings that compare world universities have proliferated recently. In accordance with latter conceptual and methodological advances in academic rankings approaches, five selection criteria are defined and four international university rankings are selected. A
comparative analysis of the four rankings is presented taking into account both the indicators frequency and its weights. Results show that, although some indicators differ considerably across selected rankings and even many indicators are unique, indicators referred to research and
scientific productivity from university academic staff have a prominent role across all approaches. The implications of obtained data for main rankings consumers are discussed.

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This research was supported with financial resources from Agencia de Calidad, Acreditación y Prospectiva de las Universidades de Madrid (ACAP), Madrid, Spain.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Fatal Attraction; Scientometrics; Journals
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Mathematical physics
ID Code:20256
Deposited On:06 Mar 2013 14:40
Last Modified:07 Aug 2018 07:20

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