Professor Jeremy Nicholson named as a Highly Cited Researcher

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Professor Jeremy Nicholson has been named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list.

Professor Jeremy Nicholson has been named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, released earlier this week. Previously recognised in the Pharmacology and Toxicology category in 2014, 2015 and 2018, this latest recognition in the Cross Field category reflects a shift in Professor Nicholson’s publications towards broader aspects of biomedicine.

A world-renowned phenomics pioneer, Professor Nicholson recently launched Murdoch University’s Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC), the country’s first dedicated metabolic phenotyping laboratory. The Centre will measure the fundamental metabolic properties of humans, both in the general population and those who are patients, in order to predict disease risks and create personalised healthcare approaches through monitoring therapeutic interventions in clinical situations.

The eagerly anticipated ‘Highly Cited’ list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1 per cent by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.

The methodology that determines the who’s who of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.

The data is 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.

The Web of Science Group is the information and technology provider for the global scientific research community. They provide data, analytics and insights, as well as workflow tools and bespoke professional services to researchers and the entire research community that underpins research – universities and research institutions, national and local governments, private and public research funding organizations, publishers and research-intensive corporations, across the world.

Each year since 2014 they have presented a list recognising scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in a chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple papers — highly cited by their peers — during the last decade.

A Highly Cited Researcher is much more than just the author of a highly cited paper or papers — each one should and does wield a vastly disproportionate influence on their fields and represent magnets of attention in their chosen discipline.
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26 Nov 2019


Science, Research

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