National Institutional Ranking Framework: A peek into the research productivity parameters

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India lists the following parameters with reference to the scientific and research productivity of higher education institutions:

  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • Citations of research

Peer-reviewed publications:

It is proposed that Publications indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar only will be counted for assessment. An average value P for the previous three years will be computed as detailed later in this item. The Institution will submit faculty publication list as supporting information. However, the primary sources of information will be Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar.

Books/Monographs should have ISBN number and published by reputed publishers.

Citations of research:

The proposed assessment is based on  the ratio of number of citations in  the  previous  3 years  to  the  number  of  papers  published  during  this  time. An average of the numbers from the three popular data bases will be used. Institutions will be asked to provide information in a tabular form giving relevant details.

However, the primary sources will be the three standard databases Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar

Moral of the Story:

All that matters in the above criteria in NIRF is the number of publications indexed in Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar, and the citations thereof!!!




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Posted on October 15, 2015, in citation, institutional ranking, metrics, productivity and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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