Understand Scopus and SciVal’s role in university rankings
Ranking methodologies rely on data inputs from a range of external resources. These resources often include university and researcher data, relevant data on human resources, student administration, finances, and data from reputation surveys; each varying based on a league table's niche and focus.
Ranking organizations have increasingly turned to Elsevier's Scopus and SciVal for the research information and publication data used to formulate and implement their ranking methodologies.
Two such organizations are Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS). In this reosurce page (linked to below), we take a deeper look at Scopus and SciVal's role in both the THE and QS World University Rankings and their applied methodologies.