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 recognise the people behind the ground breaking research efforts produced each year through four awards:

Highly Cited Researchers

This list recognizes the world’s most influential researchers selected for their impactful research performance, demonstrated by 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 the 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.