It’s that most wonderful time of the year: The official list of Clarivate’s Most Highly Cited Scientists came out this morning. Scientists all over the world came racing down the stairs in their PJs to see if Clarivate had left a treat under the tree for them.
Good news – there are 30 Duke names on the list!
Being highly cited is a point of pride for researchers. To make the cut, a paper has to be ranked in the top 1 percent for its field for the last decade. Clarivate’s “Institute for Scientific Information” crunches all the numbers.
Mostly, the names on this year’s list of Duke authors are the usual titans. Oddly, some returning names have changed categories since last year — but that’s okay, they’re still important.
And there are three fresh faces: Cardiologist Renato Delascio Lopes, MD Ph.D., who studies atrial fibrillation; David R. Smith Ph.D. of physics and electrical engineering, who’s a leading light in the field of metamaterials; and Dan Scolnic Ph.D. of physics, who’s measuring the expansion of the universe and trying to figure out the dark energy that apparently drives it.
Five of the Duke names on the list this year are co-authors in the Terrie Moffit and Avshalom Caspi lab, a hugely influential group of psychologists and social scientists. Honnalee Harrington, Renate Houts, Caspi, Moffitt, and UC Irvine professor and Duke adjunct Candice Odgers are studying human development from cradle to grave using two cohorts of life-long study participants in New Zealand and England.
Two other longitudinal scientists, Jane Costello and William Copeland of the Great Smoky Mountains Study, are also on the list.
There are 6,938 highly cited scientists this year, from 69 countries and regions. Several appear in more than one division. The United States still dominates with 38 percent of the honorees, but Chinese scientists are on the rise at 16 percent.
The most highly cited Duke authors are:
Biology and Biochemistry
Charles A. Gersbach
Christopher Bull Granger
Adrian F. Hernandez
Renato D. Lopes
Tony Jun Huang
David B. Mitzi
Christopher B. Newgard
Michael J. Pencina
Bryce B. Reeve
Pratiksha I. Thakore
Mark R. Wiesner
Barton F. Haynes
Neuroscience and Behavior
Quinn T. Ostrom
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Evan D. Kharasch
David R. Smith
Plant and Animal Science
Sheng Yang He
Psychiatry and Psychology
E. Jane Costello
Terrie E. Moffitt
Po-Chun Hsu – University of Chicago, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Pratt School of Engineering
Candice Odgers, UC Irvine, Adjunct at Duke
Environment and Ecology
Robert B. Jackson, Stanford University, Adjunct Professor of Earth and Ocean Science at Nicholas School of the Environment
William E. Copeland, University of Vermont, adjunct in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, School of Medicine.