Two academics from the University of Plymouth have been named on a list of the world’s Highly Cited Researchers for 2020.
Regarded by some as a who’s who of the world’s influential researchers, this year’s list – compiled by Clarivate – features Professor Richard Thompson OBE FRS and Dr Stephen Childe.
They are among more than 6,000 researchers regarded as having demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field, or fields, through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
This year’s list includes 26 Nobel laureates and 66 Citation Laureates, individuals recognised by Clarivate as ‘of Nobel class’ and potential future Nobel Prize recipients.
The 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.
Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research and Enterprise at the University of Plymouth, said:
“This is great personal recognition for Richard and Stephen, but also reinforces the University’s reputation for world-leading research. We have an outstanding and diverse range of academics, in fields from ocean science to Big Data, whose work is having a genuine and positive impact in the real world. Being included in this list not only highlights the reach of our research but how it is influencing opinions and policy on a global scale.”
David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, added:
“In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at the University of Plymouth who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”