18 November 2020
Clarivate, formerly a division of Thomson Reuters, unveiled its list of Highly Cited Researchers 2020 today. The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the past decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science, the world’s largest publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform.
Around 6,000 researchers in 21 fields of the sciences, social sciences, and cross-field categories were selected based on the number of highly cited papers they produced over an 11-year period from January 2009 to December 2019. This is quite an elite group considering the number of research institutions and researchers around the world.
Several IIASA researchers from across the institute once again made the cut, some even in multiple categories. They are:
A number of researchers not primarily associated with IIASA, but who nevertheless have strong ties to the institute also made the list, including:
Congratulations to all these IIASA researchers for this exceptional achievement!
David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”
The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary is available here.
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