Clarivate Unveils Annual List of Highly Cited Researchers
Analytics firm Clarivate has published its 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list, a global listing of influential individuals at research institutes, commercial sponsors and universities across a range of research fields.
This year, the list comprises nearly 7,000 researchers from 69 countries and regions who have in the past decade published multiple papers that have ranked in the top 1 percent of citations in Clarivate’s Web of Science, a publisher-independent international citation database, the company said.
The U.S. accounts for 2,764 of this year’s highly cited researchers, or 38.3 percent of the total. China comprises 16.2 percent of the list, doubling its amount of highly cited researchers in the past five years, while the UK accounts for 8 percent, an impressive statistic considering its population size.
According to Clarivate, all the publications on this year’s list have undergone deep analysis to address concerns of possible misconduct, including plagiarism, image manipulation and fake peer review.
“Research misconduct is an ever-increasing concern in our world. Activities such as unusual citation activity and fake peer review may represent efforts to game the system and create self-generated status,” said David Pendlebury, head of research analysis at Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information. “This is why we’ve expanded our qualitative analysis this year to ensure the Highly Cited Researchers list reflects genuine, communitywide research influence. Our efforts are part of a wider responsibility across the whole research community to better police itself and uphold research integrity.”
Access the list here: https://bit.ly/3EDNzVk.