– Highly Cited Researchers –
Through “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014”, the Thomson Reuters IP & Science, in collaboration with Shanghai J. Tong university and Academic Ranking of World Universities, shows those who are the best and brightest scientific minds of our time.
It’s an analysis report of the top researches around the globe who earned their distinction by publishing the highest number of articles that rank among those most frequently cited by fellow researches.
The 2014 list of the hottest researches was identified by tabulating citations that were recorded during the calendar year 2013 for papers published between 2011 and 2013.
These scientists will receive a recognition, a kind of brand and a logo that they can put on their websites.
Among the 3200 most cited researchers in the world, coming from 21 different fields of research, 55 are Italian. Among the most influential scientists, Italians amounted to 2%, and in some field are really leader. In particular – as usual – they are so for what concerns the medical sciences, an area in which we record as many as 15 appearances. This is followed by other fields of research in which notoriously Italy stands out, such as technological research, astrophysics, pharmacology, agricultural science. 5 out of 55 are women.
A slight disappointment, however, comes from particle physics, a field of research in which Italians have a high school degree and an established tradition – just think of the constant presence of Italian researchers at CERN in Geneva. This is because from the rankings have been expunged those publications produced by many hands, which include some of the most important studies of which are parts of Italian researchers.