60% of Top 10 of the Leading 500 Authors in Nigeria by Publication Volume from Covenant

60% of Top 10 of the Leading 500 Authors in Nigeria by Publication Volume from Covenant


To God be the glory, authors from Covenant University continue to dominate the top 10 of the top 500 authors in Nigeria.

SciVal, in its latest assessment of the top 500 authors in Nigeria by publication volume from 2015 to 2021, declared that 60% of top 10 of the top 500 authors assessed were authors from Covenant University as at Saturday, November 21, 2020.

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.

Professor Sanjay Misra of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, who emerged No. 1 overall, led the pack of Covenant authors in the top 10 cut. He had 275 scholarly output, 586 citations, and 19 h-index.

Next was Dr Isaac Ojo Fayomi of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who had 242 scholarly output, 777 citations, and 19 h-index to occupy the 3rd spot, while Dr Moses Emetere of the Department of Physics, with 224 scholarly output, 428 citations, and 12 h-index, emerged 4th.

It was also Covenant in the 6th and 7th positions as Dr Hilary Okagbue of the Department of Mathematics garnered 156 scholarly output, 934 citations, and 15 h-index, and Professor Roland Loto of the Department of Mechanical Engineering had 147 scholarly output, 562 citations, and 17 h-index.

The 5th Vice-Chancellor of Covenant, Professor AAA. Atayero of the Electrical and Information Engineering Department, had 118 scholarly output, 519 citations, and 12 h-index to emerge 10th.

The leading Covenant author in this assessment, Sanjay Misra, is a Professor of Computer (Software) Engineering. He is the Head, Software Engineering, Modelling and Intelligent Systems Research Cluster in Covenant.

Professor Misra's research interests include Software quality assurance, Software Metrics, Information Engineering, Software Engineering applications, Web Service/Engineering, Software Process Improvement, Software project management, and Object-oriented technologies, among others.

60% of Nigeria's Top10 from Covenant as at 2020-11-21