Seven Recognized as Highly Cited Researchers

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Seven faculty members have been recognized as highly cited researchers by Philadelphia-based Clarivate Analytics, owner of the Web of Science.

Those cited from UMass Amherst are:

  • Daniela Calzetti, astronomy
  • Eric Decker, food science
  • Mauro Giavalisco, astronomy
  • David Julian McClements, food science
  • Yeonwha Park, food science
  • Thomas Russell, polymer science
  • Baoshan Xing, Stockbridge School of Agriculture

The highly cited researchers list from Clarivate Analytics is an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The new list announced on Nov. 15 contains about 3,400 highly cited researchers in science and social science fields. As the company says, it “focuses on contemporary research achievement: only highly cited papers in science and social science journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2005-2015 were surveyed.” Highly cited papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science.

Those researchers are judged to be “influential,” and their papers having been cited in the top 1 percent is seen as “a mark of exceptional impact,” the company says.



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