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Bristol academics named among the most highly cited in global list

27 November 2018

Eighteen researchers at the University of Bristol have been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List, which recognises influential researchers around the world.

Now in its fifth year, the citation analysis identifies those who have published a high number of papers that rank in the top one per cent most cited works in their field.

The 18 researchers on the list this year, up from six last year, are:

Placement on the list, which is based on the Web of Science - the world's most trusted and largest publisher-neutral citation index - is a significant achievement for those named.

This year's list continues to recognise researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact as it includes 17 Nobel laureates.

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."

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