Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List

Nov 16, 2021
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Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from Clarivate, placing them among world’s most influential scholars, based on citations.
 
Those recognized are Professors Xiangfeng DuanDavid EisenbergRichard Kaner, and Jeffrey Zink.  According to UCLA Newsroom, in total, 43 UCLA scholars are among the most highly cited researchers for 2021. 
 
The Clarivate 2021 Highly Cited Researchers List names the most highly cited researchers — the scholars whose work was most often referenced by other scientific research papers in 21 fields in the sciences and social sciences. The researchers rank in the top 1% in their fields, based on their widely cited studies. The 2021 list is produced using research citations from January 2010 to December 2020.
 
Professors Xiangfeng Duan, David Eisenberg, Richard Kaner, and Jeffrey Zink.
Most cited influential scholars – Professors Xiangfeng Duan, David Eisenberg, Richard Kaner, and Jeffrey Zink.
 
The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these citation elite are based.
 
David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “It is increasingly important for nations and institutions to recognize and support the exceptional researchers who are driving the expansion of the world’s knowledge. This list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at UCLA who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. The research they have contributed is fueling the innovation, sustainability, health and security that is key for our society’s future.”
 
The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here.
  
Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu