Researcher Recognition

World-changing research should be seen, shared and celebrated. So should the people who made it happen.

Using our comprehensive, high-quality data from across the Web of Science Group, measuring both quantitative and qualitative results, we recognize the people behind the groundbreaking research efforts produced each year through four recognition programs:

Highly Cited Researchers

We recognize the world’s most influential researchers, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

Global Peer Review Awards, powered by Publons

Peer reviewers are the unsung guardians of science and research, keeping watch over the quality and integrity of scholarly communication. The Global Peer Review Awards, powered by Publons, recognizes both the quantity and quality of their valuable contributions to scholarly communication over the past year.

Citation Laureates

This designation celebrates researchers whose influence is comparable to that of Nobel Prize recipients, as attested by exceptionally high citation records within Web of Science.

Eugene Garfield Award

This international award recognizes early career researchers developing an innovative approach in citation analysis that improves the impact of how scientific research is evaluated.

Local recognition programs

Click on the links below to explore our local Researcher recognition programs around the world.