League of Scholars holds data on scholars from the Top 2000 universities and research institutions worldwide. We collect and integrate bibliometrics data from a range of open public data sources including Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic and Webometrics.
Our collection covers almost 1,000,000 scholars in 200 topics and 15,000 subtopics - derived from global in-publication keyword ranking and analysis - enabling granular and accurate author, topic and cross-institution comparisons.
We also collect a growing range of unconventional data or alternative
metrics (Altmetrics) from non-traditional data sources that can be used
as measures to provide new insights at an author as well as an institution-wide
Altmetrics can, for example, help you to map, understand and demonstrate levels of:
League of Scholars unconventional data sets provide new perspectives on research capability and consequently equip organisations to chart a better way forward.
While it is easy to spot talent once it has ripened - predicting future success and discovering tomorrow's best talent today is notoriously difficult. Publication counts, citation counts and H-Indexes are excellent for benchmarking researchers output towards the end of their careers but for understanding the future potential of early and mid-career researchers they are not that useful.
In response to this, League of Scholars has created its own Whole-of-Web (Wow) rankings. Using a Google-like ranking algorithm we have ranked all the authors in our universe by their relevance and authority in over 15,000 fields. Our rankings contain a range of factors including the quality of venues published in as well as industry linkages. And because they are very granular - it only compares apples with apples.
League of Scholar's WoW rankings provide a strategic and practical tool to help institutions with early-identification of global talent in any field.