27/06/2014

Who are some of the best and brilliant scientific minds of our time? Thomson Reuters answers to this question, as it has in the past, by launching the initiative Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science while analyzing data using its Web of Science and InCites platforms to determine which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by peers. 
Therefore Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of world’s leading scientific minds.

Deriving from InCites Essential Science Indicators, a subset of the Web of Science, Highly Cited Researchers presents more than 3,000 authors in 21 main fields of science and the social sciences. These researchers were selected by writing the greatest numbers of publications designed by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers; then, for every specialty areas the papers and report has been judged by peers to be of particular significance and utility.

In the category “Environment/Ecology” of the final Highly Cited Researchers listing there’s also Riccardo Valentini the researchers leading the studies on Impacts of Agriculture, Forest and Natural Ecosystems (IAFENT Division) at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC).

All the people mentioned in the Thomson Reuters compilation represent the most advanced point of the research, field by field, accordingly to peers’ evaluation. They are on the cutting edge of their fields and they are performing and publishing work that their peers recognize as vital to the advancement of their science. These researchers are, undoubtedly, among the most influential scientific minds of our time.

See also:
- Influential minds: presenting highly cited researchers, the news released by Thomson Reuters;
- Highly Cited Researchers, the complete compilation of the most influential researchers around the world.