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Cardiovascular Genomics Professor among most highly cited researchers

The William Harvey Research Institute is proud to announce that Panos Deloukas, Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics, has been named in the top 0.1% of the world’s most influential researchers.

26 November 2019

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Panagiotis Deloukas, Professor of Cardiovascular Genomics at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Panos Deloukas from Queen Mary University of London has made the Highly Cited Researchers list since it was first implemented in 2014.

The highly anticipated list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 0.1% by citations for their field over the last decade, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

The methodology that determines the who’s who of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

Following the announcement, Professor Deloukas said: "It is really rewarding to see that colleagues around the world are making use of our group’s research findings – this distinction reflects the efforts of all my co-workers."

The data are taken from 21 broad research fields within Essential Science Indicators, a component of InCites. 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 the cited references in the papers. This percentile-based selection method removes the citation advantage of older papers relative to recently published ones, since papers are weighed against others in the same annual cohort. 

David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information said: “Recognition and support of these exceptional researchers represents an important activity for a nation or an institution’s plans for efficient and accelerated advancement. The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge. These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.”

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