Covenant Researchers Top Global List of Open Access Article Publishers in DiB

Covenant Researchers Top Global List of Open Access Article Publishers in DiB


Computation of the scholarly output of 500 Open Access publishers worldwide in Data in Brief (DiB), shows that Covenant University researchers account for 60% of the top 10 list.

The computation made by Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, for the period 2015 to 2020 had both Dr Hilary Okagbue of the Department of Mathematics and Professor AAA. Atayero of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Covenant University, emerging 1st and 2nd among the top 10 publishers.

Dr Salau Odunayo, Dr Maxwell Olokundun, Dr Stephen Ibidunni, and Dr Hezekiah Falola, all of the Department of Business Management, emerged 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th respectively.

The numero uno, Dr Okagbue, whose research interests are Mathematical statistics, number statistics and Mathematical Cryptography, had 36 scholarly output, 257 citations, and 15 h-index. Professor Atayero, the Vice-Chancellor and Head of the IoT-enabled Smart and Connected Communities (IESCC) Research Cluster in Covenant, had 26 scholarly output, 208 citations, and 12 h-index.

24 scholarly output, 60 citations, and 7 h-index were the haul of Dr Salau whose research interests are Organizational Behaviour, Trade Unionism and Its Management, and Diversity Management, among others. For Dr Olokundun, whose research interests are Entrepreneurship education, Social Entrepreneurship, and Human Resource Management, the statistics were 23 scholarly output, 61 citations, and 8 h-index.

Dr Ibidunni had 21 scholarly output, 57 citations, and 8 h-index. His research interests are Strategy and Operations Management and Entrepreneurship. At the same time, Dr Falola whose garnered 21 scholarly output, 51 citations, and 6 h-index, has Strategic Human Resource Management, Human Resources Management, and Industrial Relations Management as research interests.

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