Citation Laureates: researchers ‘of Nobel class’ [PODCAST]

We discuss Citation Laureates in this episode of Ideas to Innovation. Tune in to find out what it means to be a researcher ‘of Nobel Class’ and how they are chosen.

Actors have their Oscars, and researchers have their Nobels.

The Nobel Prize is an annual award for outstanding intellectual achievement. It has recognized groundbreaking discoveries in science since 1901 and economics since 1969.  And since 2002, the highly anticipated Nobel Week is preceded by our annual list of Citation Laureates™.

Citation Laureates are researchers ‘of Nobel class’. Clarivate™ citation analysts draw on Web of Science™ publication and citation data to reveal our annual list, showcasing a small group of exceptionally highly cited scientists and economists whose influence is comparable to past and future Nobel Prize winners.

The researchers named Citation Laureates are top minds in their field. Their high-impact contributions have transformed their research areas in Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Economics. They have opened our minds to unknown worlds and paved the path for the future of science. And so far, 64 Citation Laureates have gone on to win a Nobel Prize, including five in 2021.


Citation Laureates–Nobel Prize edition

In this episode of Ideas to Innovation, we speak with David Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development with the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, who was named a Citation Laureate for 2021. We also speak with David Pendlebury, Head of Research Analysis at the Institute for Scientific Information™. David analyzes trends in science and helps to identify the annual list of world-class researchers who are named as Citation Laureates.

We use this episode to explore the path to winning a Nobel Prize, and how Clarivate uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to predict Nobel success, often years before a Nobel Prize is given. Next, we look at the role of citations in recognizing these giants of research, and what it means for researchers to receive this recognition.

We also talk about what the future might hold for Nobel Prizes. How important it is for the public to be aware of the research that is influencing and shaping the future of our world?


Listen to our episode now and check out our other interviews in our Ideas to Innovation podcast.