York University has been named Canada’s top university in research publication intensity growth in the comprehensive category for the period 2004 to 2009 in a ranking released last week by Research Infosource Inc., a Canadian leading research analysis firm.
“Excellence in research is central to York University’s mission,” says Robert Haché, York's vice-president research & innovation. “These results recognize the dedication of York’s exceptional researchers and reflect the University’s leadership in interdisciplinary and collaborative research.”
Right: Robert Haché
Publication intensity refers to the average number of publications produced by full-time faculty and is used as a measure to compare the publishing performance at different institutions. Scholarly publications represent a key benefit of the research conducted in the university environment. The comprehensive category rankings compare York University with other Canadian universities with a similar range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs that have made Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities list.
York also placed second in the publication impact category in the comprehensive category, which measures an institution's likelihood of being cited in the peer-reviewed academic literature.
For more information and to view the list of Canada’s Top 50 research universities, visit the Research Infosource Inc. website.
Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.