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ISI Highly Cited

ISI Highly Cited is a freely accessible Web site that gives research professionals working in a variety of occupations an invaluable tool to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.

 ISI Highly Cited reveals the face of research—the people behind the accomplishments in 21 broad subject categories in life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences. These individuals are the most highly cited within each category, and comprise less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers—truly an extraordinary accomplishment. The website is updated on a regular basis. The most recent analysis covered papers from 1981-2008.

ISI Highly Cited highlights the top 250 preeminent individual researchers in each of 21 subject categories who have demonstrated great influence in their field as measured by citations to their work--the intellectual debt acknowledged by their colleagues. New researchers may qualify for the top 250 ranking when we update the data; since we do not remove researchers from previous datasets, this results in more than 250 total researchers for most categories. The information for each researcher is as follows:

  • Biographical information: education, faculty and professional posts, memberships and/or offices, current research interests, and personal Web sites.
  • Full listing of publications: journal articles, book or book chapters, conference proceedings, web sites and other Internet resources
  • Bibliography enhanced by links to the full bibliographic information indexed in the Web of Science 

When visiting ISI Highly Cited, one can:

  • Search for the top researchers by name, category, country, or institutional affiliation
  • Track research trends through literature references using links to and through the Web of Science
  • Learn about or stay current on the research authorities and trends in a number of fields
  • Identify key individuals, departments and laboratories
  • Locate colleagues and experts
  • Discover new dimensions of a researcher's work
  • Show students the development of scientific ideas

For more information on the Highly Cited Researcher initiative, see the following article on the Community News section: "How Does Thomson Reuters Identify Highly Cited Researchers?"




September 13, 2010


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