Times Higher Education (THE) and Elsevier today announced a partnership in which Scopus and SciVal will provide the data and analytics for the THE World University Rankings, beginning in 2015.
Scopus data will underpin the World University Rankings, as well as THE’s other rankings such as the 100 Under 50, Asia University, and the BRICS & Emerging Economies rankings. Under the agreement with THE, Elsevier will also run their annual global academic reputation survey though THE will have ownership of the results and data behind the ranking indicators.
Trevor Barratt, Managing Director of THE, remarks, “Research publication data for the rankings will in the future be drawn from Elsevier’s Scopus database. The new data source will allow us to analyze a deeper range of research activity from a wider range of institutions than at present, including those institutions from emerging economies that account for a growing portion of the world’s research output and which have shown a great hunger for THE’s trusted global performance metrics.”
This is a great endorsement of the work done over the last 10 years – improving the quality of the Scopus database, the breadth of global coverage and developing the market-leading research metrics and benchmarking tool, SciVal.