Japura becomes 2nd in SCImago Institution Ranking (SIR) of Scopus

University of Sri Jayewardenepura has become Second in Sri Lanka in SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) in Higher Education sector which is powered by Scopus data. The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) is a classification of academic and research-related institutions ranked by a composite indicator that combines three different sets of indicators measured by their web visibility.

  • research performance,
  • innovation outputs and
  • societal impact

Webometrics, one of the most popular popular web ranking system, also use this SCImago  data in calculating their Excellence Index.


Country Rank Global Rank Institution Country Sector
1 672 University of Peradeniya LKA Higher educ.
2 694 University of Sri Jayewardenepura LKA Higher educ.
3 698 University of Moratuwa LKA Higher educ.
4 703 University of Colombo LKA Higher educ.
5 738 University of Ruhuna LKA Higher educ.
6 746 University of Kelaniya LKA Higher educ.

Past SIR Rankings

University of Sri Jayewardenepura has been listed for the first time in this ranking in 2018. Its is a clear indication of the recent development in research, innovation and societal impact as reflected by the website of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Last year, in 2017 USJ was not in this list, and only following universities were included in this list.

1 (632)  University of Peradeniya
2 (644)  University of Colombo
3 (648)  University of Moratuwa
4 (674)  University of Ruhuna

During the inception of this ranking system in 2009 only University of Peradeniya and University of Colombo were included in this ranking.

You can see the detailed methodology here .https://www.scimagoir.com/methodology.php

Sri Lanka country ranking

This site also ranked countries according to their research inputs (citations and H index), and based on that Sri Lanka is ranked in 82nd place out of 239 countries. It is interesting to note that Sri Lanka has been placed below Ethiopia (78th place). This indicates that Sri Lanka has a long way to go in terms of developing research in the country.


           Documents Citable
Citations Self-
Citations per document H




Sri Lanka 16719 15364 198054 17726 11.85 146


Check the country rankings here: https://www.scimagojr.com/countryrank.php

Most popular research files in Sri Lanka: https://www.scimagojr.com/countrysearch.php?country=lk

SCImago uses several metrics to assess journal quality on the grounds of reputation and influence.  Using the Google PageRank™ algorithm, SJR retrieves information for various indicators from the Scopus database. It provides an ‘open access’ web-based environment to view the rank/performance of journals and countries in various scientific domains.

SCImago uses the Scopus as its database. Scopus is widely known as the ‘largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: Scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus is used by over 3000 entities which includes academic, corporate and government institutions. It is also one of the main institutions that support the research intelligence Portfolio.

Report by Prof. Hiran Amarasekera

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