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Three ACS researchers among most highly cited

Jemal, Siegel & Miller recognized for influence in clinical medicine, social sciences.

Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, recently unveiled its 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers™ including three ACS researchers. Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD, senior vice president of Surveillance & Health Equity Science, was recognized in the Clinical Medicine and Social Sciences categories. And, Rebecca Siegel, senior scientific director for Surveillance Research, and a 2020 CEO's Club Member, and Kimberly Miller, scientist for Surveillance Research, were recognized in the Clinical Medicine category.

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 Institute for Scientific Information™ at Clarivate. The annual list identifies some 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. The Highly Cited Researchers’ 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, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based.

Key findings for 2021 show:

  • 6,602 researchers from more than 70 countries and regions have been recognized this year – 3,774 in specific fields and 2,828 for cross-field impact.
  • The United States is the institutional home for 2,622 of the Highly Cited Researchers in 2021, which amounts to 39.7%, down from 43.3% in 2018. While there has been a decline in the number of U.S.-based Highly Cited Researchers, there can be no doubt that the U.S. still leads the world in research influence. Of all papers indexed in the Web of Science for 2010 to 2020 the percentage with a U.S.-based author was 24.7%.

Joel Haspel, SVP Strategy, Science at Clarivate said, “This year’s data reflect a decade’s worth of research publications from the global scientific community. As well as documenting the ‘Eureka!’ moments, our data tell the story of late nights spent filling in grant applications, poring over results in the lab, the unsung work of peer reviewing contemporaries’ manuscripts, and the many small failures that ultimately lead to bigger successes and accelerating innovation. Our analysts have found continued growth in the highly cited, high-impact research from Mainland China, but the United States remains the scientific powerhouse of the world, and U.S. institutions represent five of the top ten, with Harvard University at the very top of the leader board.” 

The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here. Learn more on Twitter @ClarivateAG #HighlyCited2021.

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