Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, recently shared its list of Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020. This annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last 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™ citation index.
According to Web of Science Group, the Highly Cited Researchers list identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple papers – highly cited by their peers – during the last decade.
For 2020, the papers surveyed were the most recent papers available – those published and cited during 2009-2019 and which then ranked in the top 1% by citations for their ESI field and year (the definition of a highly cited paper).