civil-eng

The following results show the citation and publication indices for all staff at the Go8 universities which are identified as being associated with a Civil Engineering Department.

All data was collected in Q1, 2014.

Overview

m-index for all staff in civil-eng

m-index for all staff in civil-eng

h-index for all staff in civil-eng

h-index for all staff in civil-eng

median value of various metrics for all staff in civil-eng

radar plot for all staff in civil-eng

Metric/indices median values table

  Lecturer S/Lecturer A/Professor Professor
h-index 6 10 13 25
Total citations 143 339 641 2088
i10-index 4 10 18 52
m-index 0.725 0.833 0.71 1.13

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 70) out of staff sample size (N = 200)

For further details of how the data was collected and analysed, see the methodology section.

Professor

m-index for Professor level staff in civil-eng

m-index for Professor level staff in civil-eng

h-index for Professor level staff in civil-eng

h-index for Professor level staff in civil-eng

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 25) out of Professor level staff sample size (N = 67)

For further details of how the data was collected and analysed, see the methodology section.

A/Professor

m-index for A/Professor level staff in civil-eng

m-index for A/Professor level staff in civil-eng

h-index for A/Professor level staff in civil-eng

h-index for A/Professor level staff in civil-eng

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 12) out of A/Professor level staff sample size (N = 42)

For further details of how the data was collected and analysed, see the methodology section.

S/Lecturer

m-index for S/Lecturer level staff in civil-eng

m-index for S/Lecturer level staff in civil-eng

h-index for S/Lecturer level staff in civil-eng

h-index for S/Lecturer level staff in civil-eng

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 15) out of S/Lecturer level staff sample size (N = 47)

For further details of how the data was collected and analysed, see the methodology section.

Lecturer

m-index for Lecturer level staff in civil-eng

m-index for Lecturer level staff in civil-eng

h-index for Lecturer level staff in civil-eng

h-index for Lecturer level staff in civil-eng

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 18) out of Lecturer level staff sample size (N = 44)

For further details of how the data was collected and analysed, see the methodology section.

Observations on Citation Indices/Metrics

Results for the h-index, i10-index and total number of citations show similar trends as other Engineering fields, increasing with the level of staff seniority. This increasing trend for cumulative metrics and indices, which do not take into account how long someone has been working in the field, would be expected as staff continue their career over time and increase in their seniority.

The m-index for the Civil Engineering field has the interesting trend that the median value for A/Professor level staff is below all other staff levels. The m-index would normally be a better metric for use as a benchmark level however, as the m-index is highly variable for staff seniority levels it may be problematic if it was to be used as a proxy for a benchmark level of nationally significant research impact.

For almost all indices and staff seniority levels Civil Engineering has the lowest level of indices in comparison to the other Engineering fields analysed.

Analysis of Civil Engineering staff show that there is a clear distinction between the median values for Professor level staff and other staff levels on all metrics. This should be expected for staff which should be the research leaders within a University at the leading research intensive Universities in Australia.