[Sigmetrics] excellence networks

Bornmann, Lutz lutz.bornmann at gv.mpg.de
Wed Jan 13 04:32:58 EST 2016

Dear colleagues,

You might be interested in our new Web-based application: www.excellence-networks.net<http://www.excellence-networks.net>

This web application visualizes how successful universities or research-focused institutions collaborate. The application is based on papers (articles, reviews and conference papers) published between 2007 and 2011 in 17 subject areas. For each subject area, those institutions (universities and research-focused institutions worldwide) were selected in the SCImago Institutions Ranking which published at least 500 papers in the publication period. We refer to these institutions as "reference institutions". For every reference institution, the collaborating institutions were identified. Collaborating institutions are those which have co-authored at least ten publications with the respective reference institution. We refer to the collaborating institutions as “network institutions”. We estimated statistical models (Bayesian multilevel logistic regressions) for the 17 subject areas. The statistically estimated best paper rates which the reference institutions have achieved with its network institutions are visualized. The best paper rate gives the proportion of highly cited papers from an institution and is considered generally as a robust indicator for measuring citation impact. Co-authorship networks (based on institutional affiliations) show how successfully overall an institution (reference institution) has collaborated compared to all the other institutions in a subject area, and with which other institutions (network institutions) an institution has collaborated best.

The corresponding paper which is accepted for publication in the Journal of Informetrics can be downloaded here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.03950


Dr. Dr. habil. Lutz Bornmann
Division for Science and Innovation Studies
Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society
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