International evaluationUniversität Heidelberg with Nine “Highly Cited Researchers"

18 November 2021

International evaluation names researchers whose publications have been most cited worldwide

Nine researchers from Heidelberg University feature on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers” that has just appeared. This international evaluation names researchers whose publications have been cited most frequently worldwide in their respective field – a total of 22 disciplines from the natural, life and social sciences are represented – or who have an outstanding track-record of publications across several disciplines. Five of the nine most-cited scientists from Ruperto Carola are in this cross-field category.

One of the most cited scientists in his field worldwide is Prof. Dr Ralf Bartenschlager (microbiology), who is on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for the ninth time in a row. Prof. Dr Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (cross-field) is cited for the eighth successive time, Prof. Dr Andreas von Deimling (neuroscience and behaviour) for the seventh time and Prof. Dr Werner Hacke (cross-field) for the fifth time in a row. Listed as highly cited researchers again, as in 2020, are Prof. Dr Uwe Haberkorn (clinical medicine) along with Prof. Dr Stefan Pfister and Prof. Dr Wolfgang Wick (both cross-field). New on the list this year are Prof. Dr Frederik Giesel (clinical medicine) and Prof. Dr Jessica Hassel (cross-field).

The citation count reflects how often colleagues cite a publication in their research papers, and is therefore an important indicator of a publication’s scientific influence. The latest list of highly cited researchers, issued by Clarivate Analytics, assessed publications between 2010 and 2020. Highly cited publications are those in the top 1% by citations in their respective field and year of publication. The list was first issued in 2001; it was revised for the first time in 2014 and since then has appeared annually. It currently names approximately 6,300 researchers, including about 2,800 for cross-field performance.

Prof. Dr Ralf Bartenschlager
Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg
Head of the Molecular Virology division at the Center for Infectious Diseases of Heidelberg University Hospital

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

Apl. Prof. Dr Frederik Giesel
Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg
Head of section at the Medical Care Centre for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, Weinheim, and adjunct professor at the Medical Faculty Heidelberg of Heidelberg University (now at the Medical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

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

Prof. Dr Werner Hacke
Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Senior Professor

Prof. Dr Jessica Hassel
Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg
Head of the Section of Dermato-Oncology and working group leader at the Department of Dermatology (Centre) of Heidelberg University Hospital

Prof. Dr Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Mannheim
Head of the Executive Board of the Central Institute of 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
Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg
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 Wolfgang Wick
Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg
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; director of the Clinical Cooperation Unit (CCU) Neurooncology at the German Cancer Research Center