rankings are highly correlated with citation counts.
|The exercise is
based on submitting many performance indicators, and there is long,
|But the rank
order can already predicted (with a correlation of 0.9) by simply counting
the total citations.
|This is true
even though citation counts are not submitted.
|Yet they could
have replaced the whole RAE exercise, and much less cost in time and effort
the importance of citation impact for research funding.