Volume 118, Number 4, May 2017
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology|
|Published online||19 July 2017|
Credit allocation for research institutes
1 Research Center of Complex Systems Science, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology Shanghai 200093, PRC
2 Data Science and Cloud Service Centre, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Shanghai 200433, PRC
3 Department of Physics, University of Fribourg - CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
Received: 19 January 2017
Accepted: 16 June 2017
It is a challenging work to assess research performance of multiple institutes. Considering that it is unfair to average the credit to the institutes which is in the different order from a paper, in this paper, we present a credit allocation method (CAM) with a weighted order coefficient for multiple institutes. The results for the APS dataset with 18987 institutes show that top-ranked institutes obtained by the CAM method correspond to well-known universities or research labs with high reputation in physics. Moreover, we evaluate the performance of the CAM method when citation links are added or rewired randomly quantified by the Kendall's Tau and Jaccard index. The experimental results indicate that the CAM method has better performance in robustness compared with the total number of citations (TC) method and Shen's method. Finally, we give the first 20 Chinese universities in physics obtained by the CAM method. However, this method is valid for any other branch of sciences, not just for physics. The proposed method also provides universities and policy makers an effective tool to quantify and balance the academic performance of university.
PACS: 89.75.Fb – Structures and organization in complex systems / 05.10.-a – Computational methods in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics / 02.20.-a – Group theory
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