Webometric ranking of world universities - January 2013

From the post of last year...

CSIS - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the largest public research body in Spain -published last week the new ranking of open access repositories.

The original aim of the Ranking was to promote Web publication. Supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and to other academic material are our primary targets. However web indicators are very useful for ranking purposes too as they are not based on number of visits or page design but on the global performance and visibility of the universities.

Four indicators were obtained from the quantitative results provided by the main search engines as follows:

  • Size (S). Number of pages recovered from Google (10%)
  • Visibility (V). The number of external links received (inlinks) multiplied by the referring domins for these inlinks, according to Majestic SEO historical data (50%).
  • Rich Files (R). After evaluation of their relevance to academic and publication activities and considering the volume of the different file formats, the following were selected: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Adobe PostScript (.ps & .eps), Microsoft Word (.doc & .docx) and Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt & .pptx). These data were extracted using Google (10%).
  • Scholar (Sc). The data is a combination of items published between 2007 and 2011 included in Google Scholar and the global output (2003-2010) obtained from Scimago SIR (30%).

IMT obtained the 75° position in the Italian ranking  (a total of 211 universities/institutions).

IMT positions in 2013:

- Italian ranking web for repositories: our IR is 34° (34/56); is a very good result considering that last year we were not in the ranking;
- Italian ranking web of university: this year we obtained the 73° position (we gained 2 places compared to last year).

Other 2013 data:

Top portal: SciELO Brazil

World ranking web of university:
Harvard University
Stanford University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(First 13 places are occuppied by U.S. university, University of Cambridge is 14°, University of Oxford 16° and Universidade de Sao Paulo 31°)

If you want to discover more data and positions go to: http://repositories.webometrics.info/en


nicole shaw said…
This is really inspiring!! The way your career started out sounds exactly like mine, I'm just hoping it ends like it, and use inspired me to never ever give up on my goal. North-West University