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Which differences can be expected when two universities in the Leiden Ranking are compared? Some benchmarks for institutional research evaluations

Lutz Bornmann () and Wolfgang Glänzel ()
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Wolfgang Glänzel: KU Leuven

Scientometrics, 2018, vol. 115, issue 2, 1101-1105

Abstract: Abstract The comparison of two universities in terms of bibliometric indicators frequently faces the problem of assessing the differences as meaningful or not. This Letter to the Editor proposes some benchmarks which can be used for supporting the interpretation of institutional differences.

Keywords: Leiden Ranking; Field-normalized indicator; Score differences; Characteristics scores and scales; CSS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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