Nov 18, 2020
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Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from Clarivate, placing them among world’s most influential scholars, based on citations.
 
Those recognized are Professors Xiangfeng Duan, David Eisenberg, Richard Kaner, and Jeffrey Zink.   
 
The Clarivate 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index. 
 
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 scientific elite are based.
 
David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at UCLA who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”
 
The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here.
 
The news was recently featured in UCLA Newsroom.
 
Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu