TOO FEW TOO FAR: RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY ASSESSMENT IN MALAYSIA BASED ON THE H-INDEX ANALYSIS

R. Alfred, G.H. Tanakinjal, J.H. Obit

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (MALAYSIA)
The h-index is an index that attempts to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar. This paper outlines studies that have been conducted in Malaysia related to h-index analysis. The aim of this paper is to assess the performance of academic staffs according to schools in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) based on the h-index analysis. Then, the relative performance of academic staffs in engineering school in UMS is further compared with other academic staffs from other engineering schools or faculties in four research universities in Malaysia. These universities include Universiti Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia and finally Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Based on the findings, this paper outlines recommended strategies to the management of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in order to improve the research productivity based on the h-index analysis.