ATLANTA — Two leading researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University have been ranked in the top 1 percent worldwide by citations for their field and publication year in the Web of Science database, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list by Clarivate.
The annual Highly Cited Researchers list has identified global research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their fields of research since 2001.
The 2023 list contains 7,125 Highly Cited Researcher designations in total, with 3,793 researchers in 20 fields of the sciences and social sciences and 3,332 individuals identified as having exceptional performance across several fields. These researchers are 1 in 1,000 of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, according to Clarivate.
Dr. Andrew Gewirtz, Regents’ Professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, is listed among the Highly Cited Researchers in 2023 for the cross-field category. He was listed in 2022 as well. This is the sixth year that researchers with cross-field impact, those who contribute multiple highly cited papers in several different fields, have been selected.
Dr. Lanying Du, a Distinguished University Professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, is listed among the Highly Cited Researchers in 2023 for the microbiology category. Du was also listed in the category in 2021 and 2022. A total of 200 Highly Cited Researchers were selected for the microbiology category.
Du has also been listed among the world’s top 2 percent most-cited scientists in 2021, 2022 and 2023 by Stanford University.
Each researcher selected for the Highly Cited Researchers list has “authored multiple Highly Cited Papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for their field(s) and publication year in the Web of Science over the past decade,” according to Clarivate. The Highly Cited Researcher 2023 designations were issued to 6,849 individuals. Some researchers are recognized in more than one Essential Science Indicators field of research.
To create the final annual list of Highly Cited Researchers, names were drawn from publications that rank in the top 1 percent by citations, and qualitative analysis and expert judgement were used to refine the preliminary list, according to Clarivate’s website.