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Applying the CSS method to bibliometric indicators used in (university) rankings


This Letter to the Editor proposes to use the CSS method for classifying ranking results (e.g. from university rankings) into meaningful groups.

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Bornmann, L., Glänzel, W. Applying the CSS method to bibliometric indicators used in (university) rankings. Scientometrics 110, 1077–1079 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-2198-5

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  • Characteristics Scores and Scales (CSS)
  • University rankings
  • Highly-cited researchers