Research papers that have been cited more than 2,000 times are rarities, representing a small proportion of overall publications. An exceptionally high citation record is a mark of a researcher’s community-wide influence. It is acknowledgement of their important foundational work, on which they and others are building further research.
This small group of highly cited scientists and economists represents a research elite whose influence is comparable to that of past and future Nobel Prize recipients. Our expert analysts have used unique, trusted Web of Science™ citation data to identify Citation Laureates™ since 2002.