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Scientist Rankings in Plant Sciences by Total Citations 1997-2007

Based on total citations. Data from Thomson Reuters's Essential Science IndicatorsSM, January 1997 to December 2007.

Rank      Scientist Papers Citations Citations
Per
Paper
1 SHINOZAKI, Kazuo
RIKEN Plant Science Center,
Yokohama, Japan

153

7,439

48.62

2 JONES, Jonathan D.G.
Sainsbury Laboratory,
Norwich, United Kingdom

74

6,251

84.47

3 CHASE, Mark W.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, United Kingdom

144

5,453

37.87

4 ZHU, Jian-Kang
University of California, Riverside,
Riverside, CA, USA

94

5,405

57.50

5 VAN MONTAGU, Marc
Ghent University,
Ghent, Belgium

147

5,364

36.49

6 KLESSIG, Daniel F.
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant for Plant Research, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY, USA

72

5,165

71.74

7 FOYER, Christine H.
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, and
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Unite Kingdom

108

5,094

47.17

8 YAMAGUCHI-SHINOZAKI, Kazuko
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Tsukuba, and University of Tokyo,
Tokyo, Japan

73

5,038

69.01

9 DIXON, Richard A.
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.,
Ardmore, OK, USA

90

5,037

55.97

10 INZE, Dirk
Ghent University,
Ghent, Belgium

136

4,879

35.88

The data above were extracted from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to December 2007, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Scientific. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Scientific’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. A survey of the research interests of these scientists reveals all work in plant sciences, chiefly in genetics, biochemistry, and physiology, as well as in plant diversity, ecosystems, and improved crop yields.

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, 4,084 authors are listed in the field of plant and animal science, meaning that a total of approximately 408,400 authors’ records were reviewed to obtain these results.

Visit Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Reuters for more information.

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

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