Highly Cited Researchers 2021


Clarivate unveil annual list of Highly Cited Researchers™. We congratulate some 6,600 scientists and social scientists for demonstrating significant influence among their peers in their chosen field (or fields) through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. These highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year from 2010–2020.

Regions of research excellence

The United States remains home to the highest number of Highly Cited Researchers in the world again this year with 2,622, which is almost 40% of the global total. U.S. institutions represent six of the top ten. Harvard University once again is the home of the highest number, with 214.

The advance of Mainland China continues. It now boasts its highest tally ever with 934 Highly Cited Researchers named this year. In just four years, Mainland China has doubled its share of the Highly Cited Researchers population – further evidence of its expanding contribution to the global scientific community.

The United Kingdom is in third position with 492 researchers (7.5% of the total). Although its share of the total list has fallen, this is still notably high, given that the United Kingdom has a population one-fifth the size of the United States and one-twentieth the size of Mainland China.

On the other side of the world, in a country of 25 million, research institutes in Australia continue to punch above their weight. We name 332 researchers on our list at research institutes in Australia this year – an increase in share to 5% (from 4% in 2018). Australia edges into fourth place ahead of Germany. The Netherlands is sixth with 207 researchers, remarkable for a country with a small population of 17 million. Hong Kong is another impressive story, increasing its number of Highly Cited Researchers from 60 to 79.

While the headline story this year is of sizeable gains for some countries, we are also heartened to see citation impact extending further across the globe. For the first time, we welcome researchers from Bangladesh, Kuwait, Mauritius, Morocco and the Republic of Georgia to the family of the most Highly Cited Researchers.

Source: https://clarivate.com/blog/highly-cited-researchers-2021-how-nations-and-institutions-foster-exceptional-performance/

Useful links from our PC TECHNOLOGY CENTER publisher to help you promote your research and increase your citations:

– 7 reasons why a Publons profile is necessary for scientists?

– How to improve your h-index

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