ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments Methodology 2020

1. Selection of Universities

Candidate universities are selected based on two criteria. First, the candidate should either be a sport university or have sport-related unit(s). Second, the sport university or sport-related unit(s) should publish a certain number of Web of Science papers (actively engaging in research) in the past five years. In total, 429 universities with their 485 sport-related units are selected and ranked.

2. Indicators and Weights

Universities are ranked by several indicators of academic or research performance, including papers indexed in Web of Science, total citations, citations per paper, papers published in top 25% journals, and percentage of internationally collaborated papers. For each indicator, the highest scoring institution is assigned a score of 100, and other institutions are calculated as a percentage of the top score. Scores for each indicator are weighted as shown below to arrive at a final overall score for an institution. In calculating the score of CPP, the maximum value of CPP is set as the twice of the average CPP for all institutions. If an institution’s CPP is higher than the maximum value, its score on CPP will be assigned as 100.

3. Definition of Indicators

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