“If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” *

See, share and celebrate the giants of research.

View the 2021 Citation Laureates

An exceptionally high citation record is a mark of a researcher’s influence

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.

52M+
Research papers published since 1970
25K
Research papers cited 1,000+ times
6.5K
Research papers cited 2,000+ times
Source: The Web of Science (articles and proceedings papers), 1970-2021

Influence of these research giants comparable to Nobel Prize recipients

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.

376
World-class researchers have been recognized as Citation Laureates
59
Citation Laureates have then received a Nobel Prize

Hall of Citation Laureates

The Institute for Scientific Information proudly announces the 2021 additions to our Hall of Citation Laureates – researchers whose work is deemed to be of Nobel stature, as attested by markedly high citation tallies recorded in the Web of Science.
*Attributed to Sir Isaac Newton

Interested in identifying top researchers or new and emerging research fronts?

Get in touch to speak with our experts

Contact Us