Journal of Scientometric Research, 2023, 12, 2, 490-500.
Published: September 2023
Type: Research Article
Mohammad Haris, P.M. Naushad Ali, Priya Vaidya*
Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA.
The present study intends to explore the overall research performance/engagement of the faculty members on the ResearchGate from the Physics discipline working at Indian Central Universities. The analyzed data revealed that 473 faculty members were found, but only 361 (i.e., 76.32%) have their profile on ResearchGate. Further analyses include the distribution of RG metrices which indicated that 98.89% and 98.06% of the faculty members had added at least one research item and at least one full-text research item over the RG, respectively. The findings stated that Kriti Ranjan from the University of Delhi secured highest ranking across all metrices, except followers and followings. The mean value for the Reads and Citations were found to be 27525.59 (std. dev. = 163029.86) and 1555.2 (std. dev. = 5838.76), respectively. In addition, RI Score exhibits a strong positive correlation with other RG-based metrices excluding the ‘following’. This study can be considered the only ResearchGate analyses that has included the working researchers of the Physics discipline by analyzing their research engagement and active presence over it.
Keywords: Academic Performance, ResearchGate, Physics, Faculty Members, Central Universities, India.