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U Faculty among Global List of Highly Cited Researchers

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A number of University of Minnesota faculty are among the most influential researchers across the globe, according to a newly released list.

Twenty-one current U of M researchers are named in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list, published today by insight and analytics firm Clarivate Analytics. The international list, now in its fifth year, recognizes researchers whose citation records place them in the top 1 percent of citation counts for their field over the course of a decade.

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.

“The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others,” said Annette Thomas, CEO of the scientific and academic research group at Clarivate Analytics. “That contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society—contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable.”

To compile this year’s list, bibliometric experts at Clarivate Analytics used a compilation of science performance metrics and trend data based on scholarly paper publication counts and citation data.

U of M Researchers on the List

Name Department/Center College
Bruce Blazar Department of Pediatrics; Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Center for Translational Medicine Medical School
Hai Cheng Department of Earth Sciences College of Science and Engineering
Christopher Cramer Department of Chemistry College of Science and Engineering
R. Lawrence Edwards Department of Earth Sciences College of Science and Engineering
Aaron Folsom Division of Epidemiology and Community Health School of Public Health
Ashley Haase Division of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine; Department of Microbiology and Immunology Medical School
Sarah Hobbie Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior College of Biological Sciences
Forest Isbell Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior College of Biological Sciences
David Jacobs Division of Epidemiology and Community Health School of Public Health
Dan Knights Department of Computer Science and Engineering; BioTechnology Institute College of Science and Engineering
Robert Krueger Department of Psychology College of Liberal Arts
Stephen Polasky Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Department of Applied Economics College of Biological Sciences; College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
Peter Reich Department of Forest Resources; Institute on the Environment College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
Eric Seabloom Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior College of Biological Sciences
David Tilman Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior College of Biological Sciences
Donald Truhlar Department of Chemistry College of Science and Engineering
Kamil Ugurbil Department of Radiology; Cardiovascular Division; Center for Magnetic Resonance Research Medical School
Kathleen Vohs Department of Marketing Carlson School of Management
Daniel Voytas Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development College of Biological Sciences
Shaker Zahra Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Carlson School of Management
Hui Zou School of Statistics College of Liberal Arts

Kevin Coss

Kevin Coss

Kevin is a writer with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

coss@umn.edu

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