Evaluating Researcher and Author

Evaluating Researcher and Author: Citations, Impact Factor, h-Index, Online Page Hits and What Else?”
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Rating: 3.4 out of 5 (14 ratings)
672 students
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Students will be able to understand evaluation objective and interpretation of the research
Students will be able to evaluate quantitative indicators available for assessing research productivity.
Students will be able to identify importance of impact factor of the journal & top ranked journal
Students will be able to boost their citations count to maximize impact of research profile


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Presently a multitude of quantitative indicators is available for assessing research productivity. There is no single metric that can be used to assess the author's overall impact. The selection of specific metrics is determined by the evaluation's objective and interpretation. The main purpose of this course is to provide an insight into the most commonly used author impact indicators as well as philosophies on how to best use them. To evaluate researchers and authors effectively based on assessment objective, that is supported by information collected from various global, national, and journal articles. The course will begin with the impact factor of the journal, its use & importance as well as calculation methodology of impact factor of the journal, further; it covers the identification of top-ranked journal, Scopus indexed journal & web of science indexed journal, databased web of core collections and categories of the journal, the difference between SCI & SCI-Expanded journal and websites to find appropriate journals for submission. Later the course described google scholar profile and its detailing, searching, and ranking, distinguishing between scholarly & popular sources, Calculation of H index, i10-Index & i20-index. To boost citation count for maximum impact on author profile; it includes guidelines for 10 easy ways to Increase citation count & checklist.

Who this course is for:

  • Students, Faculty members, and research scholars


Assistant Professor
Dr. Mohan P. Thakre
  • 3.4 Instructor Rating
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  • 672 Students
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Mohan P. Thakre received the B.Tech. and M.Tech degree in electrical power engineering from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University (Dr. BATU), Maharashtra, India, in 2009 and 2011 respectively, the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, (VNIT), Nagpur, Maharashtra, India in 2017. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, K. K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education & Research, Nashik, India. His research interests include Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and Power System Protection.

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