Ranking of scientists working at Ghana institutions according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles

First edition

          This edition was built with data collected during the third week of May 2015 from the public profiles of researchers working at Ghana (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 80 profiles (including former PhD students and no-longer members who signed papers in the past with these affiliations) ranked first by h-index in decreasing order and, when ties appear, then by the total number of citations as a secondary criteria.

New rankings of author profiles

         In order to complement the institutional-level information we are developing a new project, the ranking of scientists based on their performance according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles. Several countries are already available and new ones are being prepared:

Top Scientists (h>100)  3rd Edn


University of Stocholm  NEW University of British Columbia  NEW
ETH Zürich  NEW MD Anderson Cancer Center  NEW University of New South Wales  NEW Norwegian Univ Science & Technol  NEW  
University of Bologna  NEW Humboldt University of Berlin  NEW Leiden University  NEW Boston College  NEW Indian Institute of Sciences  NEW
LAtin America
Argentina Chile Uruguay Bolivia Paraguay
Peru  UPDATED Ecuador  NEW Colombia  3rd Edn Venezuela Brazil  NEW
Panama Costa Rica  UPDATED Honduras Nicaragua El Salvador
Mexico Guatemala Cuba Dominican Republic Puerto Rico
The Gulf

Poland  NEW
Polish Academy of Sciences  NEW

Kazan & Volga (Russia) Portugal NEW Luxembourg  NEW
Turkey  UPDATED Slovenia  NEW      
Thailand  NEW Turkey  3rd Edn Indonesia  UPDATED Sri Lanka  NEW Singapore  NEW
Nigeria  NEW Kenya  NEW South Africa  SOON   Egypt  CANCELLED
New Zealand  NEW Namibia  NEW Botswana  NEW Ghana  NEW  
CSIC OPIS Private Universities Universidad Complutense NEW Other PROs (soon)
Catalonia  4th Edn Galicia  UPDATED La Rioja  UPDATED Valencia  NEW Aragon  NEW
Baleares  NEW Extremadura  NEW Castilla Leon  NEW Castilla La Mancha  NEW Canary Islands  NEW
Navarra  NEW Murcia  NEW Cantabria  NEW Basque Country  NEW  

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

1 John Gyapong University of Ghana 41 4338
2 Kwaku Atuahene Gima Nobel International Business School 32 7745
3 Joshua Yindenaba Abor University of Ghana 21 1953
4 Kofi Awusabo Asare University of Cape Coast 19 1118
5 Daniel Ansong Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 16 1175
6 Samuel Agyei Mensah University of Ghana 16 696
7 Robert E Hinson University of Ghana 15 728
8 Keshaw Singh Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 14 1129
9 Robert Osei University of Ghana 13 647
10 Gordon Awandare University of Ghana 13 496
11 Samuel K Offei West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement; University of Ghana 13 462
12 Samuel Boakye Dampare University of Ghana 12 606
13 Eric Woode Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 12 518
14 Julius Fobil University of Ghana 12 417
15 Nii K Sowa International Growth Center Ghana 11 505
16 S Twumasi Afriyie CIMMYT; CSIR Crops Research Institute Ghana 11 477
17 Akosua Adomako Ampofo University of Ghana 11 439
18 Felix A Asante University of Ghana 11 435
19 Richard Boateng University of Ghana 11 431
20 Frederick Armah University of Cape Coast 11 400
21 Daniel Asiedu University of Ghana 11 373
22 Chris Gordon University of Ghana 11 366
23 Johnson Kwame Efavi University of Ghana 11 312
24 Godfred Darko Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 10 485
25 Nafiu Amidu # University for Development Studies Ghana 10 327
26 Patrick Addo Fordjour Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 10 221
27 Nana Akua Anyidoho University of Ghana 9 408
28 Esi Awuah University of Energy and Natural Resources Ghana 9 319
29 Christian Agyare Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 9 306
30 Joseph Awetori Yaro University of Ghana 9 294
31 Jamal Abdul University of Ghana 9 270
32 Kwaku Ahenkora Christian Service University College 9 222
33 Eric Boakye Gyasi Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 9 199
34 Kwabena Ofori Kwakye Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 8 340
35 Appeaning Addo Kwasi University of Ghana 8 248
36 Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu University of Ghana 8 229
37 Jonathan Hogarh Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 8 213
38 Emmanuel Osafo Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 8 151
39 Emmanuel Obuobie Water Research Institute CSIR Ghana 8 145
40 Akwasi Kumi Kyereme University of Cape Coast 7 348
41 Daniel E Dodor University of Ghana 7 315
42 Mercy Abbey Ghana Health Service 7 264
43 Samuel Annim University of Cape Coast; University of Central Lancashire 7 246
44 Gamel Wiredu Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration 7 240
45 Ebenezer Oduro Owusu University of Ghana 7 225
46 David Oscar Yawson University of Cape Coast 7 210
47 Anokye Mohammed Adam University of Cape Coast 7 208
48 Frank Edwin National Cardiothoracic Centre Accra 7 176
49 John K M Kuwornu University of Ghana 7 171
50 Patrick Feglo Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 7 148
51 Bedman Narteh University of Ghana 7 144
52 Reynolds Okai Koforidua Polytechnic 7 142
53 Samuel Y Ganyaglo University of Ghana 7 139
54 Daniel Nii Aryee Tagoe University of Cape Coast 7 135
55 Wonder Kofi Mensah Abotsi Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 7 132
56 Daniel Tagoe University of Glasgow; University of Cape Coast 7 126
57 Samuel Kofi Tulashie # University of Cape Coast 7 107
58 Paul P Bosu CSIR Forestry Research Institute of Ghana 6 223
59 Ishmael Mensah University of Cape Coast 6 211
60 Isaac Monney University of Education Winneba 6 171
61 Victor Owusu Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 6 143
62 Isaac Ayensu Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 6 141
63 Dziedzom K De Souza University of Ghana 6 126
64 Kofi Mereku University of Education Winneba 6 118
64 Mahmoud Abdulai Mahmoud University of Ghana 6 118
66 Rosina Kyerematen University of Ghana 6 96
67 Samuel Jerry Cobbina University for Development Studies Ghana 6 91
68 Abu Yaya University of Ghana 6 89
69 George M Bob Milliar Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 6 79
70 Marian Asantewah Nkansah Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 6 71
71 Yaw Bonsu Osei Asare University of Ghana 6 64
72 David Dodoo Arhin University of Ghana 6 63
73 Elsie Effah Kaufmann University of Ghana 5 245
74 Ernest G Foli CSIR Forestry Research Institute of Ghana 5 128
75 Stephen Asunka Ghana Technology University College 5 113
76 T A Ndanu University of Ghana 5 112
77 Aminu Sanda Luleå University of Technology; University of Ghana 5 107
78 Francis Kweku Amagloh University for Development Studies Ghana 5 105
80 Fidelis C K Ocloo Ghana Atomic Energy Commission 5 103