This paper analyses the relationship between Universities’ research diversification breadth and depth and their citation-based performance and also ranking. Universities’ diversification is measured based on the disciplinary ratings of universities in Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) in 2015. The results showed a significant positive relationship between both university diversification metrics developed in this study and most of the university citation-based performance metrics obtained from InCites and QS ranking values. In other words, universities which are active in more disciplines and are rated high in terms of their research activity in those disciplines are more likely to have better citation impact performance and ranked higher.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of ISSI 2019-the 17th international conference on scientometrics and informetrics|
|Editors||Giuseppe Catalano, Cinzia Daraio, Martina Gregori, Henk F Moed, Giancarlo Ruocco|
|Place of Publication||Rome|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2019|
|Event||17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics - Sapienza University, Rome, Italy|
Duration: 02 Sep 2019 → 05 Sep 2019
Conference number: 17
|Conference||17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics|
|Period||02/09/19 → 05/09/19|
Abbasi, A., & Jamali Mahmuei, H. R. (2019). University research diversification effect on its citation-based performance: A study of Australian universities. In G. Catalano, C. Daraio, M. Gregori, H. F. Moed, & G. Ruocco (Eds.), Proceedings of ISSI 2019-the 17th international conference on scientometrics and informetrics (Vol. 1, pp. 489-500). Edizioni Efesto.