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A global list of the most highly cited researchers has found nine University of Birmingham academics to be amongst the most influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe - those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade.

Placement on the list has been recognised as a significant achievement for those named and marks an increase on previous years. The Web of Science serves as the basis for regular listings of researchers whose citation records position them in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

A full list of the University of Birmingham’s highly cited researchers can be found here.

Professor Tim Softley , Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Birmingham said:

“I am delighted to see that the impact and quality of our world changing research is increasingly being recognised by academics around the world. Heartfelt congratulations must go to those named and the teams supporting this important work.”

Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics warmly congratulated the researchers on their appearance in this year’s list: “Congratulations to your distinguished group of researchers at the University of Birmingham. The advancement of scientific endeavor represents a critical activity for individual research institutions and entire nations. 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 and 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.”

The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list and executive summary can be found online at .

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Web of Science is the world’s most trusted and largest publisher-neutral citation index, powering global discovery and citation analytics across the sciences, social sciences and art & humanities. With over 1.4 billion cited references going back to 1900 and millions of users per day - from leading government and academic institutions and research-intensive corporations - the Web of Science citation network serves as the foundation for the Journal Impact Factor, InCites and other powerful and trusted citation-impact measures. The Web of Science helps researchers, research institutions, publishers and funders discover and assess the citation impact of over a century of research publications found in the most prestigious books, conference proceedings and journals.

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