The Ranking Web (Webometrics) is a Ranking of Universities which uses both webometric (all missions) and bibliometric (research mission) indicators. It promotes Open Access to the knowledge generated by the University. Webometrics is providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the university’s global performance, taking into account its activities and outputs and their relevance and impact. It promotes academic web presence, supporting the Open Access initiatives for increasing significantly the transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by the universities to the whole Society. It intends to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflects accurately their activities. If the web performance of an institution is below the expected position according to their academic excellence, university authorities should reconsider their web policy, promoting substantial increases in the volume and quality of their electronic publications. Webometrics also measures other missions like teaching, using link analysis for quality evaluation as it is a far more powerful tool than citation analysis or global surveys. Candidate students should use additional criteria if they are trying to choose a university. Webometrics ranking correlates well with the quality of education provided and academic prestige.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is a ranking system based on university web presence, visibility and web access. This ranking system measures how strongly a university is present in the web by its own web domain, sub-pages, rich files, scholarly articles etc.