Research productivity and altmetrics of NIRF top ranked medical institutions

Gnanasekaran, D ; Rajkumar, T


This research aims to identify the state-wise list of active medical institutions in India that participated in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking (2019-21). A total of 52 institutions were ranked during the three years. However, only 28 of them have remained in the NIRF rankings for all three years. The research performance of these 28 institutions was examined based on their publications indexed in Scopus, Pubmed, and ResearchGate (RG). In addition, the membership registration details, altmetric such as reads, and RG scores were retrieved from ResearchGate. Compound annual growth rate (CAGR) was employed in the retrieved data to identify the growth rate. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi is in the top position based on NIRF as well as ResearchGate Scores. SRM Institute of Science and Technology tops in NIRF score growth rate (6.50%) and Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences is leading in ResearchGate score growth rate (55.41%). Kasturba Medical College, (Manipal and Mangaluru) and St. John's Medical College do not have contributions in ResearchGate. The overall publication growth rate of these 28 institutions put together is high for PubMed (13.08%) followed by Scopus (10.06%) and ResearchGate (8.77%). The study recommends that the institutions may encourage their faculty members to make their published research works available in ResearchGate to in order to boost the institution’s visibility.


NIRF; Ranking; ResearchGate; RG Score; Medical Institutions; Memberships; Publications; Altmetric

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