Elsevier Provides Data and Analytics for the 2016 Maclean's Canadian University Rankings

Oct 30, 2015, 06:57 ET from Elsevier

AMSTERDAM, October 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Maclean's, Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine, today announced they have worked together on Maclean's 2016 University Rankings.

Maclean's ranking methodology weighs factors that measure research productivity and performance, using a variety of bibliometric indicators such as publications and citations. Elsevier provided data on the research publication output in ten subject areas for a pre-determined list of 60 Canadian Universities; the subject areas include education, nursing, business, and biology.

"Maclean's chose Elsevier for the depth and breadth of its Scopus data base, as well as its experience working with other publications on rankings," said Kim Honey, Maclean's editor of special issues. "We're excited to introduce our very first rankings by subject, and we have Elsevier to thank for that."

"As Maclean's looks to expand their university ranking methodology, we are pleased that they've chosen to work with Elsevier," said Nick Fowler, Managing Director Research Management. "We know that Scopus data as well as our analytical services offered through SciVal can help Maclean's achieve their business goals as they strive to provide prospective students with the critical information they need to guide them in choosing a school."

Publication data was used from Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, while analytical services were provided by SciVal - both part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio.

About Maclean's

Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine. Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.4 million readers with strong investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business and culture.  http://www.macleans.ca/

Maclean's University Rankings is an issue of the magazine that is published annually in November, primarily for students in their last year of high school and entering their first year in Canadian universities. http://www.macleans.ca/education/unirankings/

About Scopus 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and features tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its comprehensive database contains 55+ million items indexed from 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software. Scopus is part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio which includes the SciVal tools, the Pure system, rich data assets and custom Analytical Services.

About Elsevier Research Intelligence 

Elsevier Research Intelligence is a comprehensive research information management portfolio which improves the ability to establish, execute, and evaluate research strategies. The portfolio includes the new-generation SciVal tool, the Pure system, and our custom Analytical Services, as well as rich data assets like Scopus, and the reference management technology of Mendeley. Elsevier Research Intelligence enables research organizations, funders, policy-makers, and individual researchers to make better decisions, improve collaboration, attract investment, and optimize expenditure - all to enhance research strategy, execution, and performance. 

About Elsevier 

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions - among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey - and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. http://www.elsevier.com

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