Prof. Sharma who was serving as the Principal of the RV College of Engineering , a private technical institute was the first VC to be appointed for the State University
Research Productivity of Prof. S.C. Sharma as Seen Through the Web of Science (WoS) Vasantha Raju N. N.S. Harinarayana Sunil M. V. Librarian Associate Professor Govt. First Grade College Department o f Library and Librarian Periyapatna Information Science SDM-IMD firstname.lastname@example.org University of Mysore Mysore Mysore email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Paper Presented at the National Conference on Scientometrics, September 7th 2012, Tumkur University, Tumkur
Presentation Outlineo Why research assessment studies have become important?o Objectives of the Studyo Methodologyo Resultso Suggestions for enhancing the digital presence of researchers/universities
Why research assessment studies have became important?• For tenure promotions, grants, fellowships,• Economic potential of research• National policy development• Researcher/institutions visibility• Reflect researcher/institutions intellectual caliber• Major parameter for ranking universities (The Times Higher Education World University Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU, Shanghai Ranking)• Availability of citation databases (WoS, Scopus, Google Scholar)• Globalization
Objectives of the Studyo To analyse the research productivity of Prof. S.C. Sharma in terms of his publications’ output.o To examine the impact of Prof. S.C. Sharma’s research publications through citations, h-index and highly cited papers.
About Prof. S.C. Sharma• Educational Qualification B.E., Ph. D., D. Eng., D. Sc., D. Litt., LL. D.• Research Interest / Consulting Area Material Science, Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering o Centre for Manufacturing Research and Technology Utilization (CMRTU) o R V Center for Social Service & Skills Promotion o RV Center for Sustainable Development• Positions Held / Associated With o Vice Chancellor –Tumkur University o Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Council for Higher Education, Government of Karnataka o Principal –RV College of Engineering
MethodologyData Source Web of Science (SCI, SSCI, A&HCI) Consistent and Comprehensive Large back files (1900 to present) Good coverage of STM subjects Multi-disciplinaryData gatheringSearch formulation: Author= (Sharma SC OR SHARMA SC) Refined by: Organizations = (RV COLL ENGN OR Tumkur UNIV OR RV COLL MECH ENGN or RVCE) 103 unique records were found.
Results of the Study 1. Distributions of Research Papers 84 90 Number of Publications 80 70 60 50 40 25 30 20 1 10 0 Articles Meeting /Conference Note Proceedings Document Type
3. Top 10 Journals Source Titles Record Count % of 103 Journal Impact Factor*Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 12 11.65% 0.855Materials & Design 12 11.65% 2.200Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 09 8.73 % 0.727Wear 07 6.79% 1.872Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular 06 5.82% 2.098SpectroscopyProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 04 3.88% 0.658Part L Journal Of Materials Design and ApplicationsCorrosion Science 04 3.88% 3.734Journal of Materials Science & Technology 04 3.88% -Journal of Alloys and Compounds 03 2.91% 2.289Journal of Luminescence 03 2.91% 2.102* Impact Factor is based on the Journal Citation Reports 2011 of Thomson Reuters
4. Tag Cloud of Major Research Areas Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering Environmental Sciences & Ecology, Mechanics, TransportationMaterials Science, Telecommunications, Spectroscopy , Polymer Science Computer Science, Science Technology other Topics Education & Educational Research Mining & Mineral Processing, Engineering Physics , Optics, Chemistry, Imaging Science & Photographic Technology,
10. Top 5 highly cited articles Title of the Article Author (s) Journal Title/ Times Avg. Publication Journal Conference Cited Citations Year Impact Factor (IF)*Evaluation of sliding wear behaviour of S.C. Sharma, B. Wear 43 3.31 2000 1.872feldspar particle-reinforced magnesium Anand & M.alloy composites KrishnaEffect of SiC particle reinforcement on Sharma, SC, Wear 25 1.56 1997 1.872the unlubricated sliding wear behaviour Girish, BM,of ZA-27 alloy composites Kamath, R & Satish, BMThe sliding wear behavior of Al6061- S.C. Sharma Wear 23 1.92 2001 1.872garnet particulate compositesEffect of albite particles on the S.C. Sharma Metallurgical and 23 1.77 2000 1.545coefficient of thermal expansion Materialsbehavior of the Al6061 alloy composites Transactions AWear characteristics of sub-zero chilled Seah, KHW, Wear 23 1.35 1996 1.872cast iron Hemanth, J & Sharma, SC * Impact Factor is based on the Journal Citation Reports 2011 of Thomson Reuters
Suggestions for enhancing the digital footprints of Indian Researchers and Universities• Developing institutional repositories (example : ePrints@IISc)• Depositing pre-print/post-print versions in central open access repositories such as arXiv, CogPrints, E-LIS, etc.,• Publishing research papers in Open Access Journals• Publish research results in journals indexed by major citation databases (WoS, Scopus, and Google Scholar, etc.,)• Publishing articles in journals which have both print and online versions.• Upload classroom teaching materials online (Slideshare/YouTube)• Maintaining individual websites.• Sharing research results in social media (Blogs/Facebook/Twitter, etc.,).• Maintaining researchers “impact file” along with CV (example: Google Scholar My Citations/WoS ResearcherID).