This highly anticipated annual list identifies scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. Read more about the methodology here.
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.
Overall, the United States is home to the highest number of Highly Cited Researchers, with 2,737 authors, representing 44% of the researchers on the list. The University of Washington is home to 46 highly cited researchers for 2019. The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here. Congratulations Dr. Gale!