I was wondering what it really matters for a university to climb in the university rankings, for example in Science fields such as Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science? I found that there are the following different services to let people know about lecturer's research in a Faculty:
- Google Scholar, I believe that one can put here even articles not peer-reviewed
- Scopus, the service indexed by Elsevier
- WebofScience, I have not used directly, but I believe is somewhat like Scopus
But I believe that services like Google Scholar are like arXiv, in the way that one can put a link to any research paper that one has made irrelevant if it was a good conference or not.
It is not better to aim to conferences that would be indexed in Scopus, DBLP, or that will use Scimago to raise the score of an institucion?
So what is the recommendation in these cases, to try that the papers are indexed in well known sites or a new faculty should only aim to have web presence?