World Ranking Indicators

URAP 2013 ranking of Top 2000 world universities is based on 6 academic performance indicators. Since URAP is an academic performance based ranking, publications constitute the basis of the ranking methodology. Both quality and quantity of publications and international research collaboration performance are used as indicators. The indicators, the data sources, and the duration of coverage are summarized in the table below.

Indicator Objective Coverage Source
Number of Articles Current Scientific Productivity 2012 Web of Science
Citation Research Impact 2008 - 2012 Web of Science
Total Document Scientific Productivity 2012 Web of Science
Journal Impact Total Research Quality 2008 - 2012 Web of Science
Journal Citation Impact Total Research Quality 2008 - 2012 Web of Science
International Collaboration International Acceptance 2008 - 2012 Web of Science

A detailed description of each indicator is provided below:

Number of Articles: is the measure of current scientific productivity which includes the articles published in 2012 and indexed by Web of Science. The weight of this indicator on the overall ranking is %21.

Citation: is the measure of research impact and scored according to the total number of citations received in 2012 for the articles published in 2008-2012 and indexed by Web of Science. Self-citations are excluded. The effect of citation on the overall ranking is %21.

Total Document: is the measure of sustainability and continuity of scientific productivity and presented by the total document count which covers all scholarly literature including conference papers, reviews, letters, discussions, scripts in addition to journal articles published during 2008-2012 period. Data is obtained from Web of Science and the contribution of this indicator to overall ranking is %10. Play kizi games today at the best games site.

Journal Impact Total: is a measure of scientific impact which is derived by aggregating the impact factors of journals in which a university published articles in 2012. Journal impact factor values are obtained from the 2012 edition of the Journal Citation Reports. The weight of this indicator is %18.

Journal Citation Impact Total: Journal Citation Impact Total, measures citation quality of citations received in 2012 for the articles published during 2008-2012 period. It is based on agregating the impact factors of journals where the citing articles are published. Journal impact factor values are obtained from the 2012 edition of the Journal Citation Reports. The contribution of this indicator to the overall ranking is %15.

International Collaboration: is a measure of global acceptance of a university. International collaboration data, which is based on the total number of publications made in collaboration with foreign universities, is obtained from the Web of Science database for the years 2008-2012. The weight of this indicator is %15 in the overall ranking.

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