Highly Cited Researchers 2020

Resources and guidance for institutional PR departments


Since 2001, the Highly Cited Researchers™ list has identified global research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade.

Launch date: November 18 2020, 8am GMT (LONDON).
No materials to be shared externally before this date.

Researchers across the world eagerly anticipate the launch of the Highly Cited Researchers list each year and hundreds of organizations also celebrate the inclusion of their researchers on the list.

To support institutions promoting their Highly Cited Researchers, we are pleased to offer a media kit including:

  • Our own launch press release
  • A sample template press release for institutional use (under embargo until November 18, 8am GMT/3am EST)
  • Creative assets including digital badges for your website and social accounts
  • Our logo
  • Coming soon: Executive Summary report and methodology

Watch our webinar ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2020 – Guidance for communications teams at universities & research institute‘ for further information.