Web of Science most-cited list includes five UC researchers

List identifies researchers who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by field

Five University of Cincinnati professors have been named to a list of the world’s most highly-cited researchers.

The Web of Science Group released its annual list of Highly Cited Researchers on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The highly anticipated list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

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Dr. Richard Becker

UC's Highly Cited Researchers include: 

  • Dr. Richard C. Becker, Mabel Stonehill Endowed Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine; chief, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease; director and physician-in-chief, UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute; director of Cardiovascular Services, UC Health;
  • Dr. David I. Bernstein, emeritus professor of medicine and co-director, Allergy Training Fellowship Program, College of Medicine;
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Dionysios D. Dionysiou

  • Dionysios D. Dionysiou, professor of environmental engineering and graduate program director, College of Engineering and Applied Science;
  • Marianne Lewis, dean of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business and professor of management;
  • Guirong Liu, professor of aerospace systems, Ohio Eminent Scholar and director of GRLab-Computation for Sustainability, College of Engineering and Applied Science.

The methodology that determines the "who's who" of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

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Dr. David Bernstein, left, and Guirong Liu

"Recognition and support of these exceptional researchers represents an important activity for a nation or an institution's plans for efficient and accelerated advancement," said David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information. "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."

The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here, and the methodology can be found here.

Featured image: Lindner College of Business Dean Marianne Lewis, right, is among the most highly cited researchers in the world. Photo/Lisa Ventre/UC Creative Services

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