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

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View the 2020 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, an acknowledgement of previous, foundational work on which authors are building their own research.

50M+
Research papers published since 1970
22K
Research papers cited 1,000+ times
6K
Research papers cited 2,000+ times
Source: The Web of Science (articles and proceedings papers), 1970-2020

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.

360
World-class researchers have been recognized as Citation Laureates
54
Citation Laureates have received the Nobel Prize

2020 Hall of Citation Laureates

The Institute for Scientific Information, part of Clarivate, proudly announces the 2020 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

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