Covenant’s Research Publications Cross 1,000 Mark in Reference Year
To the glory of Almighty God, Covenant has for the first time since the establishment of the University crossed the 1000 mark threshold in terms of publications published in an ongoing reference year.
According to the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, Elsevier's Scopus, Covenant had, as at Sunday, December 8, 2019, recorded an amazing 1019 publications, with 22 more days left to round-off the year.
The publications, consequently, brought the total figure for Covenant in Scopus, as at December 8, 2019, to 4,471, a significant improvement on the 4,016 recorded for the University only three months ago.
Significantly, the publications profile of the University, which cumulatively stood at a handsome 396 in 2012, had witnessed a steady increase in subsequent years and by 2019 had shot up to an amazing 4,471!
The period between 2016, when the current administration led by Professor AAA. Atayero assumed office, and now, had particularly witnessed a dramatic change in fortunes for the University in terms of research output. From 447 publications in 2016, 599 in 2017, 1107 in 2018, and now 1019 in a reference year, not a few attributed the quantum leap in the number of research output to two things: The power of the vision, which is the ability of the Visionary to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom and the ReCITe Agenda of the current administration.
ReCITe, which when translated means ‘Research is our responsibility, Citation + Innovation brings Income and Teaching is our goal’, is a research-intensive approach for the attainment of the Vision 10:2022.