ANVUR Category Scheme

ANVUR Category to Web of Science Category Mapping 2012 (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet, 146.5 kB, info)

Scheme Scope

The ANVUR subject category scheme corresponds to the official academic fields and disciplines list for Italian Universities Research and Teaching (http://www.cun.it/comunicazione/academic-fields-and-disciplines-list.aspx).

The ANVUR scheme is organized around sixteen (16) broad categories. Because of the method use to produce this scheme (see below), not all Web of Science subject areas will be represented in the mapping. Additionally, a MULTIDISCIPLINARY category has been added to the broad ANVUR categorization, to which the Web of Science category “MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES” has been mapped.

Scheme Type

Category-to-category mapping where ANVUR categories are mapped to current Web of Science subject areas. (Web of Science subject areas current as of 31 December 2012.)

Method

The ANVUR category scheme corresponds to the official Academic Disciplines list for Italian Universities Research and Teaching (http://www.cun.it/comunicazione/academic-fields-and-disciplines-list.aspx), and this mapping exercise was the result of a cooperative effort between ANVUR and Clarivate Analytics and is foundational for a bibliometric analysis carried by ANVUR in 2013. The study is required to develop indicators of international standing in research in the Italian scientific fields across which ANVUR assesses the quality of university research. The study is conducted in the framework of the ANVUR Evaluation of Research Quality exercise (VQR 2004-2010).

The mapping considers the proportion of articles submitted by Italian researchers to the Evaluation of Research Quality 2004-2010 (VQR) in a given ANVUR category; the relationship between Web of Science subject area and ANVUR category can be determined by measuring the extent to which the two correlate. Each article submitted by a researcher to a given ANVUR category will have noted a corresponding Web of Science subject area, so a WoS subject area was mapped to the ANVUR category code with of the greatest share of publications for that Web of Science subject area. A Web of Science subject area may have been mapped to more than one ANVUR category if: 1) The proportional share of Web of Science documents for the foremost ANVUR category code was greater than 50% and the proportional share of Web of Science documents for the second ranking ANVUR category code was greater than 25%; 2) The proportional share of Web of Science documents for the foremost ANVUR category code was less than 50% and the proportional share of Web of Science documents for the second ranking ANVUR category code was greater than 20%.

Web of Science subject areas for which fewer than ten (10) publications were submitted in the VQR 2004-2010 have been excluded from the analysis, which means not all Web of Science subject areas will be represented in the scheme -- including most categories from the Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI).

The mapping of WoS subject area to ANVUR category must be reviewed periodically because WoS subject areas may change from one year to the next. The WoS subject area GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY is new to WoS for 2016, and it has been mapped as follows:

WoS Subject Area

ANVUR Classification

GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Chemistry

GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Civic engineering and Architecture

GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Industrial and Information engineering