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April 3, 2014

Pitt ranks 22nd in scholarly publishing

Pitt ranked No. 22 in the world among 2,000 institutions of higher education for the quality and quantity of its scholarly publications, according to 2013-14 statistics released by the University Ranking by Academic Performance Research Laboratory.

Nationally, Pitt placed 16th; among U.S. public universities it was 7th.

When the rankings began in 2010, Pitt ranked No. 25 internationally, No. 18 nationally and No. 8 among U.S. public universities.

The rankings are based on number of articles; number of citations; total document count; journal impact total; journal citation impact total, and total number of publications made in collaboration with foreign universities.

The University Ranking by Academic Performance Research Laboratory was established at the Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University in 2009. The main objective of the laboratory is to establish a ranking system for universities worldwide based on academic performances, determined by the quality and quantity of scholarly publications. For more information, go to