Author Archives: Miriam Ndungu

ORCID-The Open Researcher and Contributor ID

orcid-logoYour name may have appeared in different forms in different publications. The Open Researcher and Contributor ID is an author ID that aims to solve the author/contributor name ambiguity problem in scholarly communication.

Why should you register for an ORCID?


  • Showcases all your publications from a single account regardless of whether your name has appeared in different forms in different publications
  • distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you
  • improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs
  • reliably and easily connects you with your contributions and affiliations
  • reduces form-filling (enter data once, re-use it often)
  • is interoperable (works with many institutions, funders, and publishers)
  • is persistent (enduring)

Your ID remains the same throughout your career, no matter where you work, who funds you, whether your name or field of research changes.  Click here to register for an ORCID ID

Celebrating Safer Internet Day

PrintTuesday 5th February 2019 is being celebrated as this year’s Safer Internet Day. The Daily Nation has a feature on ensuring your safety as internet becomes a part of our¬†daily lives. Click here to read the feature.

Kenyatta University scoops 2nd position in web ranking

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Kenyatta University was ranked second position after University of Nairobi in the 2019 January edition of Webometric Ranking. Kenyatta University edged out Egerton University from 2nd position in the July 2018 edition.

In Africa, Kenyatta University was ranked position 22 and position 1596 globally. The best performance was in presence and impact parameters where we were position 765 and 1009 respectively. Other parameters assessed in the ranking are scholarly openness and excellence. The commendable performance is courtesy of concerted effort from all the stakeholders led by the Web Ranking Committee. See full results here

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