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Scientist Rankings in Neuroscience & Behaviour

Based on total citations. Data from Thomson Reuters's Essential Science IndicatorsSM, January 1, 1997-August 31, 2007.

Rank      Scientist Papers Citations Citations
Per
Paper
1 MATTSON, MP
(see also)
National Institute on Aging
Bethesda, MD, USA
244 14,732 60.4
2 GAGE, FH
Salk Institute of Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA
122 13,178 108.0
3 FRISTON, KJ
University College London,
Institute of Neurology,
London, UK
161 10,659 66.2
4 TROJANOWSKI, JQ
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, USA
205 10,613 51.8
5 DOLAN, RJ
University College London,
Institute of Neurology,
London, UK
167 10,378 62.1
6 MCEWEN, BS
Rockefeller University,
New York, NY, USA
187 10,288 55.0
7 ROBBINS, TW
University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, UK
227 9,847 43.4
8 MALENKA, RC
Stanford University,
Palo Alto, CA, USA
90 9,467 105.2
9 LEE, VMY
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, USA
189 9,449 50.0
10 NICOLL, RA
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
87 8,518 97.9

The data above were extracted from Thomson Reuters’s Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to August 2007, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Reuters. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Reuters’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated.

Naturally, scientists publishing large numbers of papers have a greater likelihood of collecting more citations than scientists publishing fewer papers. This ranking is by total citations. For articles with multiple authors, each author receives full, not fractional, citation credit. Another ranking could be based on citations per paper, which reveals weighted impact.

It should be noted that Malenka and Nicholl, as well as Trojanowski and Lee, are co-authors on a number of highly cited articles. Essential Science Indicators lists authors ranked in the top 1% for a field over a given period, based on total citations. For the current version, 3,214 authors are listed in the field of neuroscience and behaviour, meaning that a total of 321,400 author records were reviewed to obtain these results.

Visit Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Reuters.

This item also appeared in the Times Higher Education magazine, reprinted with their permission.        

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