The Ranking Web of World repositories" published in January a first 2012 Ranking of Top Repositories. The E-LIS repository, supported by AIMS, is 22nd on the list. E-LIS is an international Open Archive for Library and Information Science.
The Ranking of Repositories is published since 2008 and two editions are available usually at the end of January and July. The repositories should have their own web domain or subdomain and include at least peer-reviewed papers to be considered (services that contain only archives, databanks or learning objects are not ranked).
Objectives of the Ranking Web of World's Repositories
The aim of this Ranking is to support Open Access initiatives and therefore the free access to scientific publications in an electronic form and to other academic material. The web indicators are used here to measure the global visibility and impact of the scientific repositories.
About "The Ranking Web of World repositories"
The "The Ranking Web of World repositories" is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.
Methodology and best practices
The ranking and selection criteria are explained on the "Repositories Methodology" page. On the "Best practices" page useful advice is given to Universities and R&D institutions to have an adequate web presence.