5:05pm - 5:45pm Rewarding Researchers’ Contributions to Institutional Ranking
Tuesday Jun 11
A university ranking is highly influenced by its research impact, given by the citations its faculty’s papers receive. Professor’s productivity, collaborations and selection of journals for scientific publishing influences his own (and institutional) reputation. Nevertheless, the remuneration the researcher receives for his/her contribution is rarely associated to this impact. We present a novel approach for rewarding individual contributions to institutional positioning based on research productivity and impact. Productivity is represented by the number of articles published in Q1/Q2 journals in the last year. Impact is given by the number of articles published in the previous 5 years that exceed the expected number of citations in its discipline. Being recently implemented at Tecnologico de Monterrey, this approach has permitted to identify (and reward) to those researchers with the highest contributions, independently of the classification level they had at the Mexican Researcher Classification System (SNI).