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The SCImago laboratory in partnership with Elsevier, the world largest scientific publishing house, released a regular item of the international rating of scientific organizations SCImago Institutions Rankings 2018, which for the first time includes Plekhanov University this year.
There are 3230 universities from the whole world in this rating, including 84 leading Russian universities. PRUE is in the 719th position in the world rating, and on the 26th in Russia. The list of Russian universities starts with Moscow state University, Russian state humanitarian University is on 53 place, Financial University and RANEPA are not included in the ranking.
The rating is based on 13 criteria, estimated in the context of three directions:
Criteria that evaluate the research work-this group includes eight criteria, the total weight ratio of which is 50%. The Scopus scientometric database is the source of information for this group.
Criteria that evaluate innovation activity-this group includes three criteria, the total weight ratio of which is 30%. The source of information is the PATSTAT database.
Criteria that evaluate social impact includes two web indicators, the total weight ratio of which is 20%. The sources are Google and Ahrefs.
SCImago is the rating of scientific organizations, it includes both educational institutions and research centers, it is considered one of the most objective, as experts evaluate universities and scientific organizations not by their applications, but by information from international databases. The organization automatically gets to the rating if there are at least 100 articles in the Scopus database for the last year.