Scientific Output of AIMS Alumni
All alumni until AIMS-year 2013 were analysed, amounting to 560 alumni. 170 alumni were matched to articles in Scopus. Scopus identified 574 unique publications from these 170 alumni.
|Sum of publications per alumni||#|
|Alumni with at least 1 paper||587|
|Alumni with at least 2 papers||170|
|Female alumni in database||174 (31% of alumni)|
|Male alumni in database||293 (69% of alumni)|
|Female alumni with at least 2 publications||24 (14% of female alumni)|
|Male alumni with at least 2 publications||86 (22% of male alumni)|
|Publications by female alumni||95 (16% of publications)|
|Publications by male alumni||492 (84% of publications)|
In addition to these publications, some alumni have published scientific work outside the scope of Scopus, e.g. on online blogs. From the online profiles and publications provided by AIMS it was found that at least 23 alumni have published papers that are not in the Scopus database. These mostly included papers published in online open sources.
The following analysis is based on publications in the Scopus database.The papers published consist of 75% of articles in journals (including articles in press), 22% of conference papers. The other 3% include notes, book chapters and reviews. The five main subject areas of papers are Mathematics (19%), Physics and Astronomy (19%), Computer Science (11%), Engineering (96%) and Medicine (9%).
Alumni publications per year
Top 10 alumni researchers
|Osalusi Emmanuel||Heriot-Watt University, International 12 Centre for Island Technology, Edin-|
The cumulative number of citations on 30 June 2015 is 1663. The average number of citations per paper is 2.9. How- ever, more than half of the papers have not received any citations. This is not surprising as many papers have been published as conference papers and/or have been published recently. If papers with zero citations are excluded, the average citations per pa amounts to 6.9 per paper. Another key indicator is the h-index, which is 19. Thus, 19 documents of alumni have been cited at least 19 times.
|Paper||Number of Citations|
|Ade, P. A. R., Aghanim, N., Armitage-Caplan, C., Arnaud, M., Ashdown, M, Atrio-Barandela, F., … & Davies, R. D. (2014). Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cos-|
mological parametres. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 571, A16.
|Skordis, C., Mota, D. F., Ferreira, P. G., & Boehm, C. (2006). Large scale structure in Bekenstein’s theory of relativistic modified Newtonian dynamics. Physical Review Letters, 96(1), 011301.||113|
|Dunkley, J., Bucher, M., Ferreira, P. G., Moodley, K., & Skordis, C. (2005). Fast and reliable Markov chain Monte Carlo technique for cosmological parametre estimation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 356(3), 925-936.||105|
Impact factors for the top 5 journals with the most alumni publications.
|Journal||Number of publication||SNIP 2004-2014||SNIP 2014|
|Astronomy and Astrophysics||17||1.53||1.19|
|Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics||17||1.53||1.19|
|Physical Review D – Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology||17||1.53||1.19|
|Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society||17||1.53||1.19|
The figure shows that the alumni work mostly together with researchers from institutes in South Africa, US, Canada and Europe. In Europe the alumni mostly co-published with researchers from the UK, Italy, France, Belgium and Ger- many. Besides South Africa, the alumni co- publish with researchers from other African countries; mainly from Nigeria, Algeria, Ghana, Sudan and Tanzania.
Benchmark with other African Institutes
|Institute||Number of co-publictions||Country|
|University of KwaZulu-Natal||41||South Africa|
|University of Cape Town||33||South Africa|
|Universiteit Stellenbosch||32||South Africa|
|South African Astronomical Observatory||26||South Africa|
|University of the Western Cape||26||South Africa|