Only about one percent of the researchers within a scientific field are appointed. Johannes Rousk is proud. To be appointed is proof that your research is important and has reached out to peers who have found it useful and frequently cited you.
“It feels great to have had such a breakthrough this early in my career”, Johannes Rousk says.
To be appointed Highly cited researcher means that The Web of Science Group has identified a researcher as one of the most influential in the world. Either within a specific scientific field or cross-field studies.
The select few, less than 6400 in 2020, are the ones who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. This is demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top one percent by citations for field and year in The Web of Science.
Less than 6400 researchers in the world have been appointed Highly cited researcher 2020. 41,5 percent of them work at universities in the US, a decline from 44 percent last year. Number two on the list of countries where the Highly cited researchers work is mainland China with 12,1 percent. Great Britain is third followed by Germany, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Spain.
When it comes to specific universities Harvard University is top of the list with 188 researchers appointed Highly cited researcher 2020. Then follows Chinese Academy of Sciences (124), Stanford University (106), National Institutes of Health (103) and Max Planch Society (70).
You will find more information on the recipients and the method used to select them on The Web of Science Group website.