I am among the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers

Today I received the achievement “Highly Cited Researcher 2023” from Clarivate™ / Web of Science™. It is the fourth time in a row that I have received the title “Highly Cited Researcher” and I am glad to see that my work of the last decade is still making a difference in the scientific community worldwide. The online analysis shows that Germany contributes 336 researchers to the overall list of 6,849 individual researchers.

The University of Augsburg, where I am working now, published a press release.

The selection process is quite rigorous and involves quite a number of exclusion criteria such as extreme levels of hyper-authorship of papers, excessive self-citation or unusual patterns of collaborative group citation activity and anomalous levels of citations from co-authors.

Clarivate says about the 2023 list:

“Highly Cited Researchers have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research. Each researcher selected has authored multiple Highly Cited Papers™ which rank in the top 1% by citations for their field(s) and publication year in the Web of Science™ over the past decade. However, citation activity is not the sole selection indicator. A preliminary list based on citation activity is then refined using qualitative analysis and expert judgement. Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers™ are 1 in 1,000.”