Elsevier Provides Data and Analytics for the 2016 Maclean’s Canadian University Rankings
Amsterdam, October 30, 2015
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Maclean’s, Canada’s only national weekly current affairs magazine, today announced they have worked together on Maclean’s 2016 University Rankings.
Maclean’s ranking methodology weighs factors that measure research productivity and performance, using a variety of bibliometric indicators such as publications and citations. Elsevier provided data on the research publication output in ten subject areas for a pre-determined list of 60 Canadian Universities; the subject areas include education, nursing, business, and biology.
“Maclean’s chose Elsevier for the depth and breadth of its Scopus data base, as well as its experience working with other publications on rankings,” said Kim Honey, Maclean’s editor of special issues. “We’re excited to introduce our very first rankings by subject, and we have Elsevier to thank for that.”
“As Maclean’s looks to expand their university ranking methodology, we are pleased that they’ve chosen to work with Elsevier,” said Nick Fowler, Managing Director Research Management. “We know that Scopus data as well as our analytical services offered through SciVal can help Maclean’s achieve their business goals as they strive to provide prospective students with the critical information they need to guide them in choosing a school.”
Publication data was used from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, while analytical services were provided by SciVal – both part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio.
Maclean’s is Canada’s only national weekly current affairs magazine. Maclean’s enlightens, engages and entertains 2.4 million readers with strong investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business and culture. http://www.macleans.ca/
Maclean's University Rankings, is an issue of the magazine that is published annually in November, primarily for students in their last year of high school and entering their first year in Canadian universities. http://www.macleans.ca/education/unirankings/
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and features tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its comprehensive database contains 55+ million items indexed from 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software. Scopus is part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio which includes the SciVal tools, the Pure system, rich data assets and custom Analytical Services.
About Elsevier Research Intelligence
Elsevier Research Intelligence is a comprehensive research information management portfolio which improves the ability to establish, execute, and evaluate research strategies. The portfolio includes the new-generation SciVal tool, the Pure system, and our custom Analytical Services, as well as rich data assets like Scopus, and the reference management technology of Mendeley. Elsevier Research Intelligence enables research organizations, funders, policy-makers, and individual researchers to make better decisions, improve collaboration, attract investment, and optimize expenditure - all to enhance research strategy, execution, and performance.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com
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