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18 November 2020

International analysis names academics whose publications were most cited worldwide

The recently published list of Highly Cited Researchers includes 13 researchers from Heidelberg University, three more than last year. The international analysis recognises academics whose publications in their respective field are the most frequently cited worldwide. A total of 21 disciplines in the natural, life and social sciences are represented. It also names researchers who have published widely across multiple disciplines. Six of the 13 most cited scientists from Ruperto Carola are represented in this “cross-field” category.

Among the most highly cited researchers in his field worldwide is Prof. Dr Ralf Bartenschlager (microbiology), who is on the list for the eighth time in a row. Those recognised for the seventh consecutive year include Prof. Dr A. Stephen K. Hashmi (chemistry), Prof. Dr Hugo A. Katus (medicine) and Prof. Dr Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (cross-field). Prof. Dr Andreas von Deimling (neuroscience and behaviour) appears on the list for the sixth time, and Prof. Dr Werner Hacke for the fourth (cross-field). As in the two previous years, the list of highly cited researchers also includes Prof. Dr Markus W. Büchler (medicine). The current list also includes Prof. Dr Uwe Haberkorn, Prof. Dr Stefan Pfister, Prof. Dr Michael Platten and Prof. Dr Wolfgang Wick (all cross-field) as well as Prof. Dr Hartmut Goldschmidt (medicine) and Prof. Dr Rolf-Detlef Treede (neuroscience and behaviour).

The citation count reflects how often a publication is cited in the papers of colleagues, making it an important indicator of a publication’s scientific influence. The current list of Highly Cited Researchers, published by Clarivate Analytics, assessed publications between 2009 and 2019. Highly cited publications are those in the top 1% by citations in their respective field and year of publication. This list was first issued in 2001; it was revised for the first time in 2014 and has appeared annually since. It currently names approximately 3,900 researchers in 21 specific fields as well as 2,500 for cross-field performance.

The 13 researchers at a glance:

Prof. Dr Ralf Bartenschlager
Head of the Molecular Virology Department at the Centre for Infectious Diseases of Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr Markus W. Büchler
Spokesperson for the Surgery Clinic (Centre) of Heidelberg University Hospital and Medical Director of its Clinic for General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

Prof. Dr Andreas von Deimling
Medical Director of the Department of Neuropathology at the Institute of Pathology of Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr Hartmut Goldschmid
Head of the Multiple Myeloma Section (Heidelberg Myeloma Center) of Heidelberg University Hospital and the National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg

Prof. Dr Werner Hacke
Senior Professor at the Medical Faculty Heidelberg of Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr Uwe Haberkorn
Medical Director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Radiological Clinic of Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr A. Stephen K. Hashmi
Research group leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr Hugo A. Katus
Senior Professor at the Medical Faculty Heidelberg of Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
Head of the Executive Board of the Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim and Medical Director of its Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic as well as Professor at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr Stefan Pfister
Director of Preclinical Pediatric Oncology at the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg, a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg University Hospital and Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr Michael Platten
Director of the Department of Neurology of Mannheim University Hospital and member of the Translational Neuroscience research focus at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr Rolf-Detlef Treede
Head of the Department of Neurophysiology and member of the Translational Neuroscience research focus at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Wick
Spokesperson of the Head Hospital (Centre) of Heidelberg University Hospital as well as Managing Director of its Department of Neurology and Medical Director of Neurology and Polyclinic