Academic Journals

The Ranking Methodology

The ranking methodology at The Best Colleges makes use of the h-index in determining degree program, college, and university rankings. The h-index is an objective way of determining the influence and impact of schools. The h-index tells the story of publications and citation numbers of academics, degree programs, departments, colleges, and universities. We can even rank the academic influence of states and entire countries using this method.

Here are the h-index calculators that we access:

Each database has its own h-index scores given that it consults its own internal database for its calculations.