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Clarivate unveils its Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list -

Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has unveiled its list of Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020. 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 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.

The methodology that determines the ‘who’s who’ of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where the scientific elite are based.

The key findings for 2020 show include: 6,167 researchers from more than 60 countries and regions have been recognised in 2020; Harvard University, home to 188 researchers is once again the institution with the highest concentration of Highly Cited Researchers in the world; Mainland China’s place on the list continues to surge; Singapore shows strongly represented by Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore; Europe also has its fair share of good news; and 2020’s list includes 26 Nobel laureates.

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found at

More than 6,000 researchers, in 21 fields of the sciences and 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. The methodology that determines the ‘who’s who’ of researchers draws on data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. It uses InCites™ and Essential Science Indicators™ 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 world’s largest publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform.

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