**Please note that this public version of the database has not been updated recently and does not cover all variables. We update our data regularly and use the updated data in our analysis work. This version is only for you to get a flavour of the data that we use**

Global reach and coverage

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 level. 

Altmetrics can, for example, help you to map, understand and demonstrate levels of: 

  • Industry and Government engagement - How many academics have previous and current industry connections - which ones?
  • Public and media engagement - How engaged are your researchers with the media and public debate?
  • Demographic profiles - What is the age and demographic spread of your research talent base compared to other institutions? How diverse is it?

League of Scholars unconventional data sets provide new perspectives on research capability and consequently equip organisations to chart a better way forward.

Our 'secret sauce' - helping you find and keep tomorrow's superstars

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.