Brock tops national list for health sciences publications

A national company that tracks Canada’s research and development performance has given Brock University high marks for the amount its researchers and scholars publish.

Brock ranked first out of 17 universities across Canada in its category for the number of health sciences publications — 544 — produced from 2013 to 2017, according to Research Infosource’s latest report, released Nov. 7.

For social sciences and humanities publications, Brock scored second out of 11 universities in its category with 829 publications, while for natural sciences and engineering publications, Brock had the fourth highest number of publications — 743 — out of 20 universities, says the Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2019 report.

To be included in the publication’s performance spotlight section, a university must produce a minimum of 125 publications in each of the major fields between 2013 and 2017.

Publications include articles, notes and reviews published in peer-reviewed scientific international journals.

“Research publishing is a cornerstone of the academic endeavour,” says Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource. “Hats off to the Brock research community.”

Tim Kenyon, Vice-President, Research at Brock, says publication numbers are one of several metrics that indicate research impact.

“Research Infosource’s latest report reflects Brock’s high level of research productivity and intensiveness thanks to the dedication of our researchers and scholars,” he says. “The insights and discoveries arising from our research are reaching people outside of our walls and are making a difference in so many ways.”

Research Infosource Inc. tracks post-secondary institutions’ research performance in a wide variety of areas.

Brock’s total research income for fiscal 2018 is listed as being $15.7 million, up from $14.2 million last year. Overall, Brock ranks 38 out of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities in Canada.

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