Ranking of scientists in Kenyan Institutions according to their GSC public profiles

First edition

          This edition was built with data collected during the second week of March 2015 from the public profiles of researchers working in Kenyan (Kenya, Africa) institutions. It is a BETA Ranking of the scientists according to their declared (voluntarily) presence in the Google Scholar Citations database. We advise to those interested in appearing in future editions to sign into these databases, correcting and updating their public profiles.

          There are still MANY mistakes and gaps in the list, so please contact us ([email protected]) if you discover any of the errors for solving them promptly.

          The list consists of the Top 100 profiles (including former PhD students and no-longer members who signed papers in the past with this affiliation) ranked first by h-index in decreasing order and, when ties appear, then by the total number of citations as a secondary criteria.

Google Scholar Citations Profiles

          GS is a free very large bibliographic database that it is especially useful for bibliometric purposes as it provides the number (and lists them) of citations received by the items included. Its current size is over 160 million unique documents, many of them with links to openly available full-text versions). This is almost three times the current coverage of the paywalled competitors like WoS/Thomson or Scopus/Elsevier.

          GS Citations is a tool for setting up author profiles of individuals and their publications as covered by GS. There are many advantages in generating your own profile using GSC. It is really very easy to use as you only need a Google account to start collecting your publications and the associated metrics. The system is very powerful and it guides you in every step offering candidate publications (with a very low error rate) and the possibility of merging, delete or adding records.

How to set up your own profile (and few advices and warnings)

          There are several presentations with easy instructions that can help you in the process. We cite these two slides collections in English and Spanish:

          * How to set up your Google Scholar profile in Google Scholar Citations (Sarah Goodier)
          * Como crear perfil de investigador en Google Scholar Citations (Julio Alonso Arévalo)

          Please, follow the following advices and take into account the warnings about nasty practices:

  • Make the profile public!
  • Delete duplicate old profiles. Entries marked # means there are other profiles for the same author. 
  • Identify yourself with your standard signature name (not inverse)
  • Provide information about your affiliation, including institution name, city and country
  • Use an institutional email account
  • Use keywords in English (about 5) for allowing comparisons with international colleagues
  • Preferably, neither general terms (physics, chemistry, medicine) nor very specific ones
  • Hey! Delete all these entries not being authored by you!

Information about the updates

          The rankings are updated without a fixed frequency. When the number of new profiles reach a 'critical mass' or an important mistake is discovered, then the data for the full list of the country scientists is collected. Although Google Scholar database is updated daily and many profiles can change abruptly in a few days it is both not feasible and not fair (for comparison purposes) to refresh individual accounts. Please, take into account that in fact changes can affect to many profiles and even a large increase in your citations or h-index personal count could mean you are losing ranks in the list when comparing with others with a faster growing rate!.

 

         This ranking has been funded by the Project ACUMEN.
European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Capacities, Science in Society 2010. Grant Agreement 266632.
and the CSIC Intramural 201310E040

RANK NAME ORGANIZATION H-INDEX CITATIONS
1 T N Williams Imperial College London; KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Kenya 46 6977
2 Abdisalan M Noor Kenya Medical Research Institute; Wellcome Trust Research Programme 41 7951
3 Ahmed Hassanali Kenyatta University 40 5566
4 D James Nokes KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Kenya; Warwick University 39 4867
5 James Berkley KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Kenya; University of Oxford 33 4159
6 Peter Bull KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Kenya; University of Oxford 28 4606
7 Jan de Leeuw ICRAF World Agroforestry Centre Nairobi 24 2271
8 Sumesh C Chhabra Kenyatta University 24 1720
9 Ephantus Kabiru Kenyatta University 23 1795
10 Olive Mugenda Kenyatta University 22 4517
11 Abiy Yenesew University of Nairobi 21 1104
12 George Otieno Kenyatta University 20 2660
13 Luna Kamau Kenya Medical Research Institute 19 1656
14 Olivier Hamerlynck KENWEB; National Museums of Kenya 18 1226
15 Isaiah Ndiege # Kenyatta University 18 933
16 Eliud Njagi Kenyatta University 18 643
17 Daniel Sifuna Kenyatta University 17 849
18 Collins Ouma Maseno University 16 777
19 Winnie Mitullah University of Nairobi 14 834
20 Vincent Onywera Kenyatta University 14 755
21 Michael Muita Gicheru Kenyatta University 14 516
22 Ongera Gilbert University of Kabianga 14 485
23 Franklin Simtowe   12 499
24 Madara Ogot Maseno University 12 467
25 Paul Okemo # Kenyatta University 11 698
26 Michael Boit Kenyatta University 11 620
27 Alex King'Ori Machocho Kenyatta University 11 364
28 Walter Njoroge Kenyatta University 10 1027
29 Jayne Mugwe Kenyatta University 10 521
30 Christopher Shisanya Kenyatta University 10 395
31 W R Q Luke National Museums of Kenya 10 385
32 Nicholas Kibet Korir # Kenyatta University 10 347
33 Maina Mwangi Kenyatta University 10 316
34 Jeremiah Kiplagat Kenyatta University 10 267
35 Patrick Munywoki KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Kenya 9 968
36 Kisilu Kombo Kenyatta University 9 824
37 John Orodho Kenyatta University 9 716
38 Grace Bunyi Kenyatta University 9 489
39 Francis Mutuku Technical University of Mombasa 9 429
40 Mary Kinyanjui University of Nairobi 9 334
41 Charles Mulei University of Nairobi 9 321
42 James Ouma Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 9 310
43 Eunice Kairu Kenyatta University 9 265
44 Mamati George Edward Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 9 220
45 Brian Edwards Muraya Mount Kenya University 8 503
46 Peter N Mwangi # Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 8 395
47 Fatuma Chege Kenyatta University 8 324
48 John Mmari Onyari University of Nairobi 8 297
49 Fredrick Ayuke University of Nairobi 8 289
50 D L Ogada The Peregrine Fund; National Museums of Kenya 8 283
51 Patrick Irungu University of Nairobi 8 260
52 Wilfred Nyangena University of Nairobi 8 223
53 Monday Ahonsi ICRAF World Agroforestry Centre Nairobi 8 202
54 George G Ndiritu National Museums of Kenya 8 198
55 Charlotte Tulinius Copenhagen University; Presbyterian University of East Africa; Cambridge University 8 194
56 Christian Thine Omuto University of Nairobi 8 146
57 Bernerd Fulanda Pwani University 8 144
58 Nigat Abebe Bekele Kenyatta University 7 293
59 Yashon O Ouma Moi University 7 253
60 Alex O Awiti Aga Khan University Kenya 7 230
61 David Mburu Kenyatta University 7 188
61 Wallace Bulimo University of Nairobi 7 188
63 Dharani Najma Kenyatta University 7 171
64 Fredrick Orori Kengara Maseno University  7 149
65 Moses Nyangito University of Nairobi 7 136
66 Karanja Ngugi # Kenyatta University 7 135
67 Prisca Kamungi University of Nairobi 7 127
68 Joseph Makumi Kenyatta University 7 119
69 E O Changamu Kenyatta University 7 117
69 Elijah O Okoth Karatina University 7 117
71 Wilson Njue Kenyatta University 6 305
72 James E Otiende Kenyatta University 6 202
73 Sylvester Elikana Anami Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 6 192
74 Peter Mwaura Kenyatta University 6 140
75 Ireri Mbaabu Kenyatta University 6 138
76 Peter Ndangili Kenyatta University 6 123
77 Willis Ambusso Kenyatta University 6 121
78 Angelina Kioko United States International University 6 119
78 Joy Obando Kenyatta University 6 119
78 Milcah Ajuoga Daystar University 6 119
81 John Maingi # Kenyatta University 6 111
82 Peter K Ngure Technical University of Kenya 6 100
83 Ruth Kahuthia Gathu Kenyatta University 6 95
83 Samuel Wainaina Kenyatta University 6 95
85 Jeremy Herren ICIPE Kenya 6 93
86 H M Kariithi Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization 6 89
86 Stephen M Mureithi University of Nairobi 6 89
88 Mochoge E Benson Kenyatta University 6 84
89 Lucy W Njagi University of Nairobi 6 83
90 Z O Siagi Moi University 5 769
91 Lucy Kabuage Kenyatta University 5 163
92 Elizabeth Nafula Kenyatta University 5 149
93 Vincent Ongore Kenya Revenue Authority 5 128
94 Hudson Nyambaka Kenyatta University 5 111
94 Sheila Ommeh Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 5 111
96 Jane Murungi Kenyatta University 5 99
97 Joseph M Nguta University of Nairobi 5 94
98 Richard Onwonga University of Nairobi 5 92
99 Richard Mulwa University of Nairobi 5 90
100 Nelson Wawire Kenyatta University 5 82