Most Internationally Cited Researcher Honoured
Mafikeng – The head of the Physics Department at the North-West University Mafikeng Campus, Prof Eno Ebenso was recently honoured for being named the most internationally cited researcher. He received the award together with other researchers at a gala event on 28 October in Potcehfstroom.
Prof Ebenso is according to the international Scopus Index, the world’s fourth most productive researcher in his field. Between 2005 and 2010, he contributed to 20 articles in subject journals cited in the ISI Web of Science, and he was cited 80 times during the same period. This amounts to four citations per article, or six times the average number of citations for researchers in his field of study.
"I feel happy and humble” he said. “This award shows that the North-West University appreciates my work. It will definitely encourage me to do more relevant research and publish in internationally recognized peer reviewed journals with good impact factor".
According to the NWU Vice Chancellor, Dr Theuns Eloff the awarding of top researchers and entities, gives meaning to the North-West University's mission to become a balanced teaching-learning and research university, and to implement expertise in an innovative way to benefit communities.
Prof Eno Ebenso (left) received the award for the most cited researcher from the Vice-Chancellor Dr Theuns Eloff