The 15th edition of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities has been published, ranking researchers in Spain as well as Spaniards doing research abroad, and the list features more than a hundred ICMAB researchers. This initiative developed by CSIC intends to boost online publication of research.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is developed by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group that belongs to CSIC that focuses on the quantitative measurement of the scholarly communication of scientific knowledge. They collect their data from several sources and use simple mathematical procedures to combine the results and avoid possible biases.
The data for the different researcher comes from their Google Scholar Citations (another good reason to set up your own profile if you haven’t yet). The data from this 15th edition was collected during the last week of May 2020, and consits ot the top 82,000 profiles.
A total of 118 ICMAB researchers appear on the most recent list, with 26 of them featured on the top 5000. The list is ordered by the h-index, a metric that calculates research impact based on a correlation of papers published and number of citations, and then by number of citations. The result is a list of whose’s publications have had more impact online.
In this edition, we can find fellow researchers like Jaume Veciana (#459) from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) group, Elies Molins (#833) from the Crystallography group, Xavier Obradors (#892) from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group, Enric Canadell (#1030) from the Materials Simulation and Theory (MST) group, Francesc Teixidor (#1243) and Clara Viñas Teixidor (#1320) from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Laboratory (LMI), Anna Roig (#1731) from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN), and Benjamín Martínez (#2271) and Carlos Frontera (#2669), from the Advanced Characterisation and Nanostructured Materials (ACNM), amongst many, many others.
This list reflects on the impact online publication can have as a tool to share knowledge in a more accessible way, and we hope it can help shape the way in which we communicate our results.
Check out the full list in the "Ranking of researchers in Spain and Spaniards abroad"!
Cover image: ICMAB Researchers in front of the ICMAB building