2019 November 21

Manel Esteller is referred as Highly Cited Researcher According to 2019 Web of Science Group List

Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) director Manel Esteller has been named Highly Cited Researcher, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, released this week.

Manel Esteller is renowned in cancer epigenetics, the knowledge area, and research group, which he leads in IJC. Esteller is an ICREA research professor, professor of the University of Barcelona and director of our institution since May 2019.

The Web of Science Group (WSG) list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% 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 WSG. The data are 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.

This year’s list continues to recognize researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact as it includes 23 Nobel laureates, and 57 Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureates - individuals who, through citation analysis, they have identified as researchers ‘of Nobel class’ and potential Nobel Prize recipients.

This year the list includes 6,217 Highly Cited Researchers in various fields from nearly 60 nations. Spain is in the top 10, with 116 HCR, among which is Manel Esteller.