Wyss Associate Faculty member Sangeeta Bhatia and Core Faculty members James Collins, David Mooney and David Weitz, are among the 1% of most cited researchers in the new Cross-Field category designated by Clarivate Analytics, which maintains the well-known Web of Science citation indexing service. In addition, Core Faculty members George Church, Samir Mitragotri, George Whitesides and, again, James Collins were among the 1% of most cited researchers in their respective fields.
Since 2014, Clarivate Analytics has been pinpointing individual researchers with outsized influence in their fields, based on the frequency with which their work is cited in the scientific literature. Tracing citations of publications can help reveal which ones impact a given field most. It also creates a ranking that identifies scientists with exceptional research performances.
In their new Cross-Field category, Clarivate added the possibility to identify highly cited researchers whose publications span different disciplines and scientific fields, instead of only analyzing citations for individual fields, isolated from one another. Five of the eight Wyss faculty thus were recognized as leaders-by-citation in their respective multi-disciplinary areas, with each of them consistently having published multiple high-ranking papers on research spanning different disciplines.
You can read the original article authored by Benjamin Boettner and published by the Wyss here.