Adding social tools to the future editions of the Ranking Web (webometrics) - Can I have a copy?

Heting Chu Heting.Chu at LIU.EDU
Wed Apr 24 15:48:03 EDT 2013


That sounds very interesting. Can I get an e-copy of the article? Many thanks.


Heting Chu, Ph.D.
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Subject: [SIGMETRICS] Adding social tools to the future editions of the Ranking Web (webometrics)

Cybermetrics Lab is using its old-fashioned webometric approach to the
altmetrics revolution. This chapter is our newest recent contribution
and as it is published in a non-cheap monograph and perhaps you can find
difficult to obtain a copy, we offer the option of requesting it
directly from us. Please contact me using the personal email, do not
send the request to the full list!

The Ranking Web and the “World-Class” Universities
Building World-Class Universities. Global Perspectives on Higher
Education Volume 25, 2013, pp 197-217

Isidro F. Aguillo & Enrique Orduña-Malea
isidro.aguillo at

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the new developments in the
methodology used for building the Ranking Web of Universities, also
called the Webometrics Ranking (WebR) . Contrary to other rankings that
ignore caveats and shortcomings in order to maintain inter-year
stability, the WebR ranking is evolving for improving the reliability of
sources, the descriptive power of the quantitative indicators and the
justification of unexpected or discrepant results. The paper intends to
show that the WebR ranking offers not only a far larger coverage,
including universities in emerging and developing countries, but an
evaluation model that takes into account all the academic missions as a
whole. The current emphasis on so-called world-class universities,
basically research intensive institutions, offers a very narrow overview
of the performance and impact of the academic systems of many countries.


Isidro F. Aguillo, HonDr.
The Cybermetrics Lab, CSIC
Grupo Scimago
Madrid. SPAIN

isidro.aguillo at
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