Monday, October 9, 2023

MAHE’s Faculty Among World's Top 2% Most-Cited Scientists By John P.A. Loannidis

Stanford University released a science-wide author databases of standardized citation. The publicly available database of top-cited scientists provides standardized information on citations h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (c-score). The report showcases a list of world’s top 2% scientists featuring 20 distinguished scientists from constituent institutions of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), An institution of Eminence Deemed to be University.

Seven faculty members from KMC, Mangalore; two from KMC, Manipal, six faculty members from MIT, Manipal and five  from other instituions  of MAHE have been listed among the world's top 2% scientists for 2023 for their work in the field of education and research in “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” by John P.A. Ioannidis.

Dr. B Unnikrishnan, Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore has been featured on the list for the second consecutive time. Ramesh Holla, Associate Professor; Nithin Kumar, Associate Professor; Prasanna Mithra, Additional Professor and Nithin Joseph, Associate Professor from community medicine, and Prateek Rastogi, Professor & Head in Department and Jagadish Rao PP, Associate Professor from the department of forensic medicine have made it to this list for the first time.

Dr. Vinod Chandrakanth Nayak, Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Dr. Chythra R. Rao, Additional Professor from KMC Manipal have been recognised in listed in this year’s list.

Six faculty Researchers from Manipal institute of Technology (MIT) who have made MAHE and MIT proud are Dr. Raja Selvaraj, Additional Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering; Dr. Raghavendra U, Associate Professor, Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering; Dr. Shiva Kumar, Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Dr Nithesh Naik, Assistant Professor (Senior Scale), Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and  Dr Tanweer Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering.

Faculty/Researchers  from other MAHE institutions who have been listed are Dr Srinivas Mutalik, Professor and Head, and Dr Usha Y Nayak, Professor from Department of Pharmaceutics, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Shashidhar Acharya, Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Dr. Satheesha B Nayak, Professor, Basic Medical Sciences and Dr Nirmal Mazumder, Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics from Manipal School of Life Sciences.

Commenting on this spectacular achievement, Dr M D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, MAHE said, “Heartiest congratulations to our faculty researchers for this remarkable achievement of featuring in the global list of top 2% distinguished researchers .MAHE is proud of their   dedication, expertise, and passion for research that have not only elevated quality of research of our University but  will  also inspire other faculty members and  students. Our success is a testament to the exceptional calibre of educators and researchers we have at our university, and we take immense pride in their achievements. May our journey of creating new knowledge continue to make things better for the world and shape the future of academic research”.

Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields according to the standard Science-Metrix classification. Field- and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists with at least 5 papers. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2022 and single recent year data pertain to citations received during calendar year 2022. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field. This version (6) is based on the October 1, 2023, snapshot from Scopus, updated to end of citation year 2022.

This work uses Scopus data provided by Elsevier through ICSR Lab. Calculations were performed using all Scopus author profiles as of October 1, 2023.

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