Clarivate Analytics names 14 UC Santa Barbara scientists and social scientists to its 2020 list of highly cited

list of highly cited researchers

By Andrea Estrada
Santa Barbara, CA

Fourteen UC Santa Barbara researchers have been named among the most influential scientists in the world, according to the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers released by Clarivative Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters).

The annual list identifies researchers in the sciences and social sciences who demonstrated significant influence in their respective field or fields through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the past 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.

The 2020 list contains 6,167 highly cited researchers in various fields from around the world – 3,896 recognized for their performance in the 21 Essential Science Indicator™ and 2,493 highly cited researchers recognized for their cross-field performance.

The highly cited UC Santa Barbara researchers for 2020 are:

John E. Bowers, Cross-Field

Christopher J. Costello, Cross-Field

Joshua P. Schimel, Cross-Field

Gary Charness, Economics and Business

Benjamin S. Halpern, Environment and Ecology

Alan J. Heeger, Materials Science

Leon Balents, Physics

Anderson Janotti, Physics

Chris G. Van De Walle, Physics

Jonathan Schooler, Psychiatry and Psychology

David Tilman, Environment and Ecology

Samir Mitragotri, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Daniel Sank, Physics

D. Andrew Howell, Space Science

The methodology for identifying the highly cited researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group. The fields are defined by sets of journals and exceptionally, in the case of multidisciplinary journals such as Nature and Science, by a paper-by-paper assignment to a field based on an analysis of cited references in the papers. This percentile-based selection method removes the citation advantage of older papers relative to those more recently published, since papers are weighed against others in the same annual cohort.

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list, executive summary and methodology can be found here.

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