Applauding the elite group of people behind innovative contributions to global research
Based on quantitative and qualitative results from our comprehensive, high-quality data from across the Web of Science™, our recognition programs applaud researchers for their contributions to innovation in science, social science and citation analysis.
Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000. These pioneers in their fields represent the most influential researchers who have published multiple papers frequently cited by their peers that rank in the top 1% of citations for field and year in the Web of Science.
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, as attested by exceptionally high citation records within the Web of Science.
Each year, this international award recognizes an early career researcher in scientometrics developing innovative techniques in citation analysis that deepen our understanding of scientific and scholarly communication.
“Being recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher has triggered what can only be described as a miraculous trail of events for me over the last few months…The enthusiasm I first felt as a researcher has now been reignited, and a whole new future lies ahead of me.”
Professor Eun-Jung Park
Kyung Hee University Graduate, School of East-West Medicine Science, Seoul, South Korea
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