How bibliometric indicators in the world university rankings change academic activities focusing on academics’ publication and citation in Higher Education and Science Studies

Projektbeteiligte / Partners

Dr. Soo Jeung Lee
(Department of Education, Sejong University, South Korea)

Dr. Yangson Kim
(Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Japan)

Dr. Christian Schneijderberg

Laufzeit / Duration

Start June 2019

Starting grant prvided by

 

This study aims to examine how bibliometric indicators used by world university rankings influence academic activities focusing on academics’ publication and citation patterns in the fields of higher education and science studies. The first world university ranking was introduced in 2003. To observe trickle-down effects or impact of world university rankings on academics, this study aims to examine how bibliometric indicators in the world university rankings affect academic activities focusing on academics’ publication and citation especially in the field of higher education and science studies. The reason for focusing on the field of higher education and science studies in this study is that academics in both fields are supposed to be relatively aware of the contradictions for academic work generated by world university rankings, compared to researchers from other fields and disciplines.