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Welcome to Highly Cited Research from Thomson Reuters

Once achieved, the Highly Cited designation is retained. With each new list, we add Highly Cited individuals, departments and laboratories to this elite community. They do not replace those recognized on previous lists.

From 2000 to 2008, ISI Highly Cited highlighted the people behind the some of the world.s most influential research. Highly Cited Research offers a snapshot of these individuals, departments and laboratories that made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology between 2000 and 2008.

This Highly Cited Research resource captured the people behind the most influential publications in 21 broad subject categories in life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences based on citation metrics. Within their category, these individuals represent less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers—truly an extraordinary accomplishment.

This highly cited research was identified by the Thomson Reuters team between 2000 and 2008 based on analysis of papers covered in Web of Science from 1981-2008. Please see our About the List section for more details on the methodology and selection process.

As of December 31, 2011, Highly Cited Research will no longer be maintained or updated as a stand-alone resource. As Thomson Reuters moves to integrate this valuable information into other tools and services, we encourage researchers to register and claim their work via ResearcherID and access information on citation thresholds via Essential Science Indicators®.

ResearcherID

All Highly Cited Researchers are encouraged to register for ResearcherID, the online registry for accurate author identification.

About the list:

This list is a compilation of highly cited researchers identified by Thomson Reuters between 2000 and 2008. Previously published at ISIHighlyCited.com, it was included in a project from Thomson Reuters that identified and honored researchers whose collected publications received the highest number of citations across the previous three decades.

Being acknowledged by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher meant that an individual was among the 250 most-cited researchers in a defined discipline within a specific time-period. Citation is a direct measure of influence on the literature of a subject, and it is also a strong indicator of scientific contribution, since it is derived from a pattern of interaction among millions of published articles. When one researcher cites another.s work, he/she is acknowledging the relevance of that work to the current study. The interaction is both highly specific, and highly informed; it is a statement by an author of the scholarly kinship of two works.

Thomson Reuters is committed to ongoing efforts to identify and acknowledge researchers whose outstanding publications contribute some of the most important and influential research in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge.. As we evolve our services for researchers with new and updated methodologies, continued insight into highly cited research is available via Essential Science Indicators — updated bimonthly — and via ResearcherID a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community where individual researchers can manage and showcase their research output impact.

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Updated Methodology

Thomson Reuters has worked in collaboration with the broader research community to update our methodology for evaluating Highly Cited Researchers.
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ResearcherID

All Highly Cited Researchers are encouraged to register for ResearcherID, the online registry for accurate author identification.

About the Directory

This list is a compilation of highly cited researchers identified by Thomson Reuters between 2000 and 2010. Learn more