New list of researchers with world's most highly cited papers now available PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, today announced the publication of its annual Highly Cited Researchers. The list is a citation analysis identifying scientists - as determined by their fellow researchers - whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study.
More than 3,000 researchers, in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, were selected based on the number of highly cited papers they produced over an 11-year period from January 2004 to December 2014. The methodology that determines the who's who of researchers draws on data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from Clarivate Analytics. It uses InCites™Essential Science IndicatorsSM, the world's leading web-based research analytics platform and a unique compilation of science performance metrics and trend data based on scholarly paper publication counts and citation data from the Web of Science™, the premier web-based environment for scientific and scholarly research with the most accurate, normalized citation counts available. The Highly Cited Researchers data from Clarivate Analytics form a key component of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, one of the longest established and most influential annual surveys of top universities globally ( http://www.shanghairanking.com/index.html). Bibliometrician and sociologist of science Lutz Bornmann, Division for Science and Innovation Studies at the Max Planck Society in Munich, Germany, said, "In quantitative research evaluation, there is hardly another freely accessible database which can bring to expression the high reputation of researchers in a similar way to the list of the Highly Cited Researchers."