3:30pm - 4:10pm Altmetrics or Bibliometrics: Which one is more useful to build Academic Reputation for Global Rankings
Tuesday Jun 11
Does Academic Social Networking platforms like Research Gate (RG) have impact on Academic Reputation? We attempt to understand if there is a correlation between RG score and Academic Reputation score in QS world rankings. RG claims to have combined Bibliometric and Altmetrics to create more comprehensive performance measure for researchers and institutions. Our approach will be to do correlation analysis to examine the relationship between RG metrics (#Members, #Publications, #Institutional RG score) and QS Academic Reputation score. Our sample will be Top 30 universities each from USA and India (based on QS WUR 2019). We also attempt to understand the networking tendency of researchers in universities in these countries. If a strong relationship is established between RG score and QS reputation, it would open up new avenues especially for young universities from emerging economies to use academic social networking platforms to improve their academic reputation.