December 6, 2021

Report: For the First Time, Books Will Be Included in Times Higher Education World University Rankings Analysis

The 2016-17 World University Rankings will be released in September. Book data will be  provided by Elsevier’s Scopus database.

From THE (Times Higher Education):

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016-17 will include an analysis of more than half a million books and books chapters for the first time as part of its examination of research excellence.

THE’s data team confirmed this week that for the 2016-17 World University Rankings, to be published in September 2016, a total of 11.9 million research publications (with more than 56 million citations) will be included in the analysis.

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In total, more than 69,000 books and 459,000 book chapters will be included in the rankings analysis. Of these, about 83,000 book chapters and 22,000 books are in the arts and humanities, while 160,000 chapters and almost 29,000 books are in the social sciences. In addition, some 70,000 chapters, and 11,000 books are classified as business and economics.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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