Research rankings: what’s to come may not be that bad

Ranking season is imminent – two early indexes indicate Australia had an ok 2020

In Features this morning Angel Calderon (RMIT) examines the Nature Index and Scopus indexed publications and reports good results for Australian universities.

Of course, this was before the impact of the pandemic cuts kick in, “we may be one to two years away from seeing an impact of these in global rankings,” he warns.

But it may not be all bad, while Australian universities will likely take a hit in reputation-surveys and income scores, recent research output increases might keep bibliometrics positive.