HVL’s research results in 2019

On May 25, the library presented the annual report of research results to Forskings- og innovasjonsutvalet (FI). It shows that our researchers published 20% more in 2019 than in 2018, measured by number of academic publications and publications points.

No of publications (blue) and points (green) for HVL 2015-2019

A total of 848 publications were reported, and that gives HVL 725 points. 698 publications were journal articles, 145 were chapters in edited books, and 5 were monographs. 695 publications were in publication channels on level 1, 153 were in channels on level 2. The terms channels, levels, points and more are explained on the webpage NPI Norwegian Publication Indicator.

Top høgskule, number ten institution

This means we maintain our position as number ten among all Norwegian higher education institutions, and by far the leading public høgskole, measured in points. Measured in points per academic work year (a national parameter which includes not only positions requiring a PhD and/or involving allotted time for research, but also høgskolelektor, stipendiat etc.), we come in as number 23 out of 29, with 0.65 points. That is just below the national average for the category offentlige (=public) høgskoler, which was 0.66. Measured by points per academic positions that require a PhD (førstestilling) we are number 22 out of 29, with 1.3 points.


In 2019, HVL had 1120.65 academic work years. 593 persons with an HVL affiliation published academically. Almost half of these (286) also published in 2018. Since 2015, altogether 1086 authors have credited HVL in their publications.

In 2019, 43% of the points earned to HVL were earned by women. This share has decreased since 2017, when it was 48%.

In 2019, 50% of HVLs publications had international co-authors, a share that has increased since 2017. International co-publication varies a great deal between faculties.

Open Access

The share of Open Access publishing increases, too, partly thanks to the national «read and publish» agreements which allow authors from Norwegian institutions to publish Open Access in a selection of otherwise subscription-based journals. HVL performs well compared to many other institutions when we look at the share of gold and hybrid open access articles. If we look at green open access, however, i.e. articles deposited in our institutional archive HVL Open, we are falling behind compared to other institutions. Several Norwegian institutions have a stricter policy than HVL, demanding that all articles must be uploaded to Cristin. In order to comply with national requirements for Open Access, we might need to take action here in the future.

Would you like to know more?

The full report (in Norwegian) can be found here. The data are retrieved from Cristin, Database for Statistics on Higher Education (DBH), and Tilstandsrapport for høyere utdanning 2020.

Some results for the faculties and for HVL for the years 2015-2019 are collected at the web page of the library. If you would like to know more, or need help with translation or interpretation of the data, feel free to contact Eli Heldaas Seland in the library.

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