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  • 11/20/19

    Professors Cramer and Truhlar on list of Highly Cited Researchers

The Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, has released its annual global list of Highly Cited Researchers, which includes Professor Christopher Cramer, University of Minnesota Vice President of Research, and Regents Professor Donald Truhlar. The list, now in its sixth year, identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1 percent of citation counts for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

Citations are one way to measure how published research helps to inform further research in a field and inspires new lines of scientific inquiry. High citation counts demonstrate that a researcher’s work has been frequently referenced by their peers and suggests that it may also have contributed substantially to advancing knowledge in their field.

David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information said: “Recognition and support of these exceptional researchers represents an important activity for a nation or an institution’s plans for efficient and accelerated advancement. The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that significantly extends the frontiers of knowledge. These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.”