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The Most Published Researcher In Nigeria Is Not A Nigerian (PHOTO)


SciVal is an online tool that offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 7,000 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide using bibliometrics.

According to the computation by SciVal, featuring the scholarly output of the top 500 authors in Nigeria over the period 2015 to 2020, saw Professor Sanjay emerging tops with 233 scholarly output, 414 citations, and 17 h-index.

It is also remarkable that Gods own University, Covenant, can proudly flaunt her reputation as the best research institution in Nigeria as 5 of the top 10 authors in the list are faculty from the University.

While Professor Misra of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering led the pack of top 500 authors by publication volume since 2015, another prolific author in Covenant, Dr Sunday Ojo Fayomi of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was No.3 in the rankings with 225 scholarly output, 619 citations, and 17 h-index.

Dr Moses Emetere of the Department of Physics was ranked No.4 with 211 scholarly output, 384 citations, and 12 h-index. Other were Dr Hilary Okagbue of the Department of Physics on the 6th spot with 142 citations, 846 citations, and 15 h-index; and Professor Roland Loto, nestled on No.8 with 133 scholarly output, 446 citations, and 16 h-index.

Other covenant authors able to make the top 20 included the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero of the Department of electrical and information engineering, who emerged 11th with 111 scholarly output, 427 citations, and 12 h-index. There were also Professor Cleophas Loto and Professor Oluseyi Ajayi, both of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr Afolabi Adedeji of the Department of Building Technology, all occupying the 12th, 13th, and 16th positions respectively.

Professor Wiwanitkit Viroj, an Adjunct Professor at Joesph Ayo Babalola University, who was the erstwhile No.1 author, dropped to the 2nd position courtesy of his 226 scholarly output, 214 citations, and 24 h-index.

The latest development was yet another milestone for Covenant, whose remarkable upward surge in the different categories of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings had elicited rave reviews.

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