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.

We encourage the web publication as a way to communicate both formal and informal scholar material, maintaining the high standards of quality of the peer review processes. Web sites reach much larger potential audiences, offering access to scientific knowledge to researchers and institutions located in developing countries and also to third parties (economic, industrial, political or cultural stakeholders) in their own community.

We intend to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflect accurately their activities. If the web performance of an institution is below the expected position according to their academic excellence, institution authorities should reconsider their web policy, promoting substantial increases of the volume and quality of their electronic publications.

The Ranking of Repositories should be consider jointly with the sister rankings of Universities, Research Centers, Business Schools and Hospitals.