Metric Stats

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

All data was collected in Q1, 2014.

Overview

m-index for all staff in mech-eng

m-index for all staff

h-index for all staff in mech-eng

h-index for all staff in mech-eng

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

median indices for all staff

Metric/indices median values table

  Lecturer S/Lecturer A/Professor Professor
h-index 8 11 16 27
Total citations 329 588 1009 3189
i10-index 8 12 29 61
m-index 0.62 0.82 0.81 1.13

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 53) out of staff sample size (N = 170)

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

Professor

m-index for Professor level staff in mech-eng

m-index for Professor level staff

h-index for Professor level staff in mech-eng

h-index for Professor level staff in mech-eng

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 13) out of Professor level staff sample size (N = 51)

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 mech-eng

m-index for A/Professor level staff

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

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

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 12) out of A/Professor level staff sample size (N = 40)

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 mech-eng

m-index for S/Lecturer level staff

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

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

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 19) out of S/Lecturer level staff sample size (N = 41)

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

Lecturer

m-index for Lecturer level staff in mech-eng

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h-index for Lecturer level staff in mech-eng

h-index for Lecturer level staff in mech-eng

* the number of staff with Google Scholar accounts (n = 9) out of Lecturer level staff sample size (N = 38)

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 Mechanical Engineering field has the steadiest increase with seniority of any other Engineering field. As the m-index is a metric which is normalised for career length and therefore, after an initial period, is by definition a metric of sustained effort. The median values of m-index would therefore be a good proxy for a benchmark level of nationally significant research impact.

Analysis of Mechanical 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.