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  28 November 2019

 A total of 41 researchers from UCL, including Prof Abdul Basit, have been named in Clarivate’s ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2018’ list, which recognises authors around the world ranking in the Top 1% by citations for their field and year.


Each year, the select few who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade are selected. In 2019, fewer than 0.1% of the world’s researchers across 21 research fields have earned this exclusive distinction.

The elite group are recognised for exceptional research influence, 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.

Now in its fifth year, the Clarivate Highly Cited Research list identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in terms of how widely their research has been cited in other people's publications over a decade.

Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics, said: "The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society – contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable."

UCL’s results are comparable with its key university peers, including Oxford (55 researchers recognised), Cambridge (47) and Imperial College London (29).

Further information:

Web of Science - https://recognition.webofsciencegroup.com/awards/highly-cited/2019/

UCL News - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/nov/ucl-academics-named-global-list-influential-researchers