32 scientists working in Ireland have been named among the highest 1pc on the earth in the case of extremely cited papers.
Der 2020 Highly Cited Researchers listing printed by Clarivate has been launched, compiling the highest 1pc of the world’s researchers by citations. The methodology that determines the listing of influential researchers attracts on the info and evaluation carried out by the analytic agency’s bibliometric consultants and information scientists.
This yr, a complete of 6,167 researchers from greater than 60 international locations had been recognised, with the US persevering with to dominate. US-based researchers accounted for 41.5pc of the listing (2,650 researchers), however it is a lower from the 44pc the nation achieved in 2019.
Harvard University was once more named the top-performing establishment, with 188 researchers making the listing. Neighbouring establishments the Broad Institute and MIT noticed 61 and 53 researchers make the listing, respectively.
China additionally carried out strongly, with 770 scientists making the listing (12.1pc), up from 636 final yr.
In Europe, the UK was the highest performing nation, with 514 researchers. This was adopted by Germany and the Netherlands, which each noticed an increase in researchers on the listing after a drop final yr. The Max Planck Society in Germany stays in fifth place on the listing of establishments, whereas Utrecht University (27 researchers) and Wageningen University and Research (24 researchers) within the Netherlands each moved as much as the highest tier of universities listed.
Commenting on this yr’s listing, Clarivate SVP for technique, Joel Haspel, stated: “The US stays the scientific powerhouse of the world.
“China’s progressive stance towards research and development over the past two decades has delivered highly cited, high-impact papers, increased international collaboration and translated its research into valuable intellectual property and innovation.”
‘A great honour’
As for Ireland, there was a rise in top-performing researchers with 32 making the 2020 listing, up from 28 final yr. There are further researchers on the listing who’ve affiliations with Ireland-based establishments, however 32 represents the quantity who’ve declared an Irish college or analysis institute as their major affiliation.
The listing contains APC Microbiome Ireland director Prof Paul Ross, primarily based at University College Cork (UCC), who has been included in each the microbiology and agricultural science classes.
Prof Henry Curran, a professor of combustion chemistry at NUI Galway, was additionally among these to make this yr’s listing. Responding to the information, he stated it was “a great honour to be listed in the top 1pc of cited researchers again”.
“It reflects very positively on the group of researchers with whom I have worked and continue to work with and on the support of Science Foundation Ireland and our industry sponsors in funding the work,” Curran stated.
This yr’s listing of Ireland-based extremely cited researchers contains:
Paul Allen – Teagasc
Declan Bolton – Teagasc
Paula Bourke – University College Dublin (UCD)
Nigel Brunton – Teagasc
Colm O’Donnell – UCD
Paul Ross – University College Cork (UCC)
Catherine Stanton – Teagasc
Da-Wen Sun – UCD
Brijesh Tiwari – Teagasc
Andrew Bowie – Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Paul Cotter – Teagasc
Kenneth Dawson – UCD
Colin Hill – UCC
Paul O’Toole – UCC
Valeria Nicolosi – TCD
Gerald Fitzgerald – UCC
Stefano Sanvito – TCD
Fergus Shanahan – UCC
Ines Thiele – NUI Galway
Douwe van Sinderen – UCC
Neuroscience and behavior
Gerard Clarke – UCC
John Cryan – UCC
Timothy Dinan – UCC
Orla Hardiman – TCD
Henry Curran – NUI Galway
Jonathan Coleman – TCD
Luke O’Neill – TCD
Padraic Fallon – TCD
Donal O’Regan – NUI Galway
(*32*) and psychology
Mary Cannon – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Paul Ross – UCC
Jens Walter – UCC
Patrick Serruys – NUI Galway