Ranking lists are disputed. The ranking is based not only on bibliometric data. The ranking lists address different audiences (scientists, students, expert advisors). There is every reason to critically evaluate bibliometric analyses and ranking lists in particular.
- Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2003-
Data sources: Nobel laureates, Fields Medals, ISI Highly Cited, articles published in Nature and Science, articles indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index. From 2007 also Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Field. Ranks 500
universities. Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
- CHE Ranking incl. CHE University Ranking, CHE Research Ranking, CHE Excellence Ranking and CHE/dapm Employability Rating. CHE Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, Tyskland.
- The Leiden Ranking (CWTS)
Data source: Web of Science. A ranking system focusing on the 500 largest universities worldwide. Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden Univ., Netherlands.
- Times Higher Education 2004-
Data sources: Web of Science (from 2010) and aspects of research, teaching, labour market qualification and internationalization. The ranking covers 200 universities in USA, Europe, and Asia. Times Higher Education Supplement.
- Ranking Web of Universities
Data source: Google. The original aim was to promote web publication, not to rank institutions. Supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and to other academic material are the primary targets. Ranks 4,000 universities worldwide. The indicators include web (link) visability.
Thomson Reuters publishes citation analyses and ranking lists in several subject areas
Interviews, essays and rankings featuring highly cited institutions in selected scientific research areas that have experienced notable recent advances or are of special current interest. New Hot Papers, Fast Breaking Papers, Emerging Research Fronts, Fast Moving Fronts och Top Topics. Arcives of in-cites.com and ESI-Special Topics.
- ISI Highly Cited
Bibliographies and publication lists of the 250 researchers within life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences whose articles (indexed in Web of Science) are the most cited during the last 20 years.
Highlights and ranks the most interesting papers in biology and medicine based on the recommendations of leading scientists.