World Ranking Indicators

URAP 2017-2018 World Ranking 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
Article Current Scientific Productivity 2016 InCites
Citation Research Impact 2012-2016 InCites
Total Document Scientific Productivity 2012-2016 InCites
Article Impact Total Research Quality 2012-2016 InCites
Citation Impact Total Research Quality 2012-2016 InCites
International Collaboration International Acceptance 2012-2016 InCites

A detailed description of each indicator is provided below:

Article: is a measure of current scientific productivity which includes articles published in journals that are listed within the first, second and third quartiles in terms of their Journal Impact Factor. Articles that include more than 1000 authors are excluded. The weight of this indicator on the overall ranking is %21.

Citation: is a measure of research impact and scored according to the total number of citations received in 2012-2016 for the articles published in 2012-2016 in journals that are listed within the first, second and third quartiles in terms of their Journal Impact Factor. Articles that include more than 1000 authors 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 output of the institutions, including conference papers, reviews, letters, discussions, scripts in addition to journal articles published during 2012-2016 period. The total document counts are not subjected to any filtering. The weight of this indicator is %10.

Article Impact Total (AIT) :is a measure of scientific productivity corrected by the institution's normalized CPP(1) with respect to the world CPP in 23 subject areas between 2012 and 2016. The ratio of the institution's CPP and the world CPP indicates whether the institution is performing above or below the world average in that field. This ratio is multiplied by the number of publications in that field and then summed across the 23 fields. which is summarized in the following formula:

This indicator aims to balance the institution's scientific productivity with the field normalized impact generated by those publications in each field. The weight of this indicator is %18.

Citation Impact Total (CIT): is a measure of research impact corrected by the institution's normalized CPP with respect to the world CPP in 23 subject areas between 2012 and 2016. The ratio of the institution's CPP and the world CPP indicates whether the institution is performing above or below the world average in that field. This ratio is multiplied by the number of citations in that field and then summed across the 23 fields. This indicator aims to balance the institution's scientific impact with the field normalized impact generated by the publications in each field, , which is summarized in the following formula:

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 articles published in collaboration with foreign universities, is obtained from InCites for the years 2012-2016. The weight of this indicator is %15 in the overall ranking.

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