Sourcing Human Resources for Leadership of Research

Adedayo A.V


This paper developed a publication based scheme for explicit quantification of the leadership index of published researchers. A review on leadership and publication metrics was presented.  Inadequacies of present empirical methods used in leadership studies; and scarcity of useful publication based metric for this purpose were established. A brief exposition was made and used in conceptualizing the important attributes useful for quantifying the research leadership index. The paper identified that the total number of citations received, the year when the researcher’s publication was cited, the year when the researcher’s cited article was published, the total number of publications by a researcher, and the number of authors that are listed in a publication is important and useful in the quantification of research leadership index.


Research metrics, Research performance, Research evaluation, Citation analytics

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