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Evaluating universities using simple scientometric research-output metrics: Total citation counts per university for a retrospective seven-year rolling sample

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  • Bruce G Charlton
  • Peter Andras
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    We advocate a scientometric, top-down and institution-based research-assessment methodology that is based on total citations accumulated from all publications associated with a specific university during the survey period. The exercise could be done every year using a rolling seven-year retrospective sample and should be performed by at least two independent auditors. Identification of elite ‘revolutionary-science’ institutions could be accomplished using a metric derived from the distribution of science Nobel Prizes. Copyright , Beech Tree Publishing.

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    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Science and Public Policy.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 8 (October)
    Pages: 555-563

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:scippl:v:34:y:2007:i:8:p:555-563

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    1. Goodall, Amanda H., 2009. "Highly cited leaders and the performance of research universities," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(7), pages 1079-1092, September.

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