Preparing for U.S. News Scholarly Ranking
UPDATE: We have been informed by U.S. News & World Report that they have decided not to pursue a Scholarly Impact Ranking at this time. Hein remains committed to having the best and most accurate data possible and will continue to maintain/update all data collected and curated during this project within HeinOnline. Author Profiles and the individual author administration pages will remain accessible to view and update facility information going forward.
Back in April 2019, we addressed questions we were receiving from the law library community after the U.S. News announced that they were considering evaluating U.S. law school scholarly impact and would be using HeinOnline as the source for the citation data.
Since then, we have worked with several schools to enhance author profiles by correlating faculty members to their affiliated institutions and disambiguating any authors that publish under name variations. To prepare for the new scholarly ranking, we have compiled some helpful resources for you to reference.
There are two ways to view your school’s existing roster of enhanced author profiles pages and their affiliated data:
- How To Download Author Profile Citation Data From the Law Journal Library
- How To Download Author Profile Citation Data From MyHein
Additionally, both authors and librarians now have the ability to edit author profile pages:
- How To Edit Your Own Author Profile in HeinOnline
- How To Edit Faculty Author Profiles for Your Institution
If an author’s affiliated institution needs to be updated or removed, please contact email@example.com with a link to the profile, as well as what changes need to be implemented.