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A new model for ranking schools of public health : the public health academic ranking

Published inInternational journal of public health, vol. 69, 1606684
Publication date2024-03-11
First online date2024-03-11
Abstract

Objectives: As there is no ranking designed for schools of Public Health, the aim of this project was to create one.

Methods: To design the Public Health Academic Ranking (PHAR), we used the InCites Benchmarking and Analytics™ software and the Web Of Science™ Core Collection database. We collected bibliometric data on 26 schools of Public Health from each continent, between August and September 2022. We included 11 research indicators/scores, covering four criteria (productivity, quality, accessibility for readers, international collaboration), for the period 2017–2021. For the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), a network gathering faculties across different universities, a specific methodology was used, with member-specific research queries.

Results: The five top schools of the PHAR were: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Public Health Foundation of India, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, SSPH+, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Conclusion: The PHAR allows worldwide bibliometric ordering of schools of Public Health. As this is a pilot project, the results must be taken with caution. This article aims to critically discuss its methodology and future improvements.

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Keywords
  • Normalized bibliometric indicators
  • Public health
  • Public health academia
  • Ranking methodology
  • Schools of public health
  • University rankings
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DUGERDIL, Adeline et al. A new model for ranking schools of public health : the public health academic ranking. In: International journal of public health, 2024, vol. 69, p. 1606684. doi: 10.3389/ijph.2024.1606684
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