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Ten LMU faculty members among highly cited authors

Veit Hornung among the most highly cited researchers 2018


Ten LMU faculty members are among the authors listed in “Highly Cited Researchers 2018”. The ranking is based on an analysis of the citation history of scholarly publications, and covers the Natural, Social and Medical Sciences. The most influential immunologists in this list include Veit Hornung (Chair of Immunobiochemistry, LMU Gene Center).

Prior to citation analysis, original publications were classified and assigned, together with their authors, to one of 22 different subject areas. A new feature of this year’s ranking is the inclusion of a new category referred to as Cross Field, in which researchers who have published significant work in several distinct thematic areas.

“Highly Cited Researchers 2018” lists the names of some 6000 investigators. The annual ranking is compiled by Clarivate Analytics, whose headquarters are located in Philadelphia.

The data used in the analysis are derived from the Web of Science, which contains comprehensive citation records of all research publications. Citation frequency serves as an indicator of the quality of a researcher’s publications and their impact on the work of others in the corresponding field. The analysis takes into account the citation records of research papers published over the course of 11 years. The publications examined for the 2018 list appeared in the period from 2006 to 2016. Importantly, in this ranking exercise, only the top 1% of publications (as gauged by citation frequency) in each subject area are taken into consideration.


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Highly Cited Researchers 2018
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