Welcome to Academic Influence Journal

Colleges and universities shape our destinies. Thanks to 30,000 schools of higher learning worldwide, half a billion people have earned a college degree, with the remaining 6.6 billion people on our planet often having to follow their lead. Thus, if we can determine...

Desirability 1.0 and 2.0

What is Desirability? To complement our InfluenceRanking™ algorithm, we have devised a simple desirability metric that anyone can easily calculate from freely available public data. This metric tells us, in general, which schools would most people want to attend if...

How We Calculate InfluenceRanking™

To find the people and schools with the most academic influence, we look to Wikipedia. For people, we count how often a person is mentioned on a Wikipedia page (NameMentions) and how often a discipline is mentioned (DisciplineMentions) on that same page. We multiply...