URAP-TR: a national ranking for Turkish universities based on academic performance


Alasehir O., ÇAKIR M. P. , ACARTÜRK C. , BAYKAL N. , AKBULUT U.

SCIENTOMETRICS, vol.101, no.1, pp.159-178, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 101 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11192-014-1333-4
  • Title of Journal : SCIENTOMETRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-178
  • Keywords: National university ranking, Higher education, Academic performance, Size dependency, Ranking indicators, WORLD-REPORT, TURKEY, OUTPUT

Abstract

This study describes the basic methodological approach and the results of URAP-TR, the first national ranking system for Turkish universities. URAP-TR is based on objective bibliometric data resources and includes both size-dependent and size-independent indicators that balance total academic performance with performance per capita measures. In the context of Turkish national university rankings, the paper discusses the implications of employing multiple size-independent and size-dependent indicators on national university rankings. Fine-grained ranking categories for Turkish universities are identified through an analysis of ranking results across multiple indicators.