[Sigmetrics] Leiden Manifesto, Universities and THE Ranking

Isidro F. Aguillo isidro.aguillo at cchs.csic.es
Wed Sep 28 09:37:24 EDT 2016

The aim of the Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics 
(http://www.leidenmanifesto.org/) was to improve the use of 
bibliometrics for evaluation purposes. It has been commented in several 
of our conferences and cited extensively outside our community. A "good" 
example of the bad practices denounced by the Manifesto is probably the 
THE ranking last edition. Please, read carefully this interesting blog 


Curiously several of the institutions to which the Manifesto authors are 
affiliated (an many more from the rest of our community) place in 
prominent webpages, brochures and even merchandising their ranks 
according to the THE flawed metrics exercise, ignoring the clever 
advices expressed in the Manifesto.


Isidro F. Aguillo
Dr. Honoris Causa Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Honoris Causa National Research Nuclear University Moscow
Editor Rankings Web
Cybermetrics Lab - Scimago Group, IPP-CSIC
Madrid. SPAIN

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