Sixteen McGill researchers among the world’s most cited

Canada ranks sixth among all nations in select annual list of academics with worldwide reach and influence

Sixteen McGill researchers have been included on the Highly Cited Researchers™ (HCRs) list, as published by Clarivate. To be included in the prestigious list, researchers must rank in the top 1 per cent  worldwide for their fields and publications in the Web of Science index. In being named to this list, these investigators join a cohort of 6,849 individuals around the world who have been recognized for their academic contributions.

“I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of our researchers,” said Professor Martha Crago, Vice Principal, Research and Innovation. “Being one of the world’s most cited in any field is no small task, and this collective recognition reflects the outstanding quality of our academic community. My congratulations to all the people on this list.”

The HCRs at McGill are:

Canadian researchers are among the most cited in the world, and have been for some time. This year, Canada retained 6th place overall, with 218 HCRs or a share of 3.1 per cent of the world total. Many countries in the top 10 saw declines in their percentage of the world’s share, but Canada’s relative portion remained unchanged. Chinese researchers, however, saw their citations grow by 1.7 per cent since 2022. US researchers are the most cited, with 2,669 HCRs.

*Editor’s Notes: Amit Bar-Or and Russell G. Jones are no longer with McGill, but the window of citations reviewed for this program spans a decade of work.

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Benjamin Locke
6 months ago

Before long, and once the mighty tuition increases implements under the Legault provincial government, McGill and these highly cited researchers, etc. will be gone from the face of the earth. That is as provincial as McGill will prove to be. Goners not long from now they all will be!