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Week of March 31, 2008

Scientist Rankings in Geosciences

Data from Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Scientific, January 1, 1997- October 31, 2007. Ranked by total citations.

Rank      Scientist Papers Citations Citations
1 JACOB, Daniel J.
Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA, USA
142 5141 36.20
2 KAUFMAN, Yoram J. (deceased)
Formerly NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
Greenbelt, MD, USA
111 5019 45.22
3 WALLACE, John M.
University of Washington,
Seattle, WA, USA
41 4772 116.39
4 CRUTZEN, Paul J.
Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry,
Mainz, Germany
111 4742 42.72
5 HOLBEN, Brent N.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
Greenbelt, MD, USA
121 4660 38.51
6 STUIVER, Minze
Emeritus, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA, USA
19 4510 237.37
7 BARD, Edouard G.
University Aix-Marseille 3, CERGE,
CNRS UMR 6536,
Aix-en-Provence, France
57 4457 78.19
8 JOUZEL, Jean
CEA and Institute Pierre Simon Laplace, CNRS UMR 1572,
Gif-sur-Yvette, France
116 4430 38.19
9 JONES, Philip D.
University of East Anglia,
Norwich, England
111 4294 38.68
10 SEINFELD, John H.
California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA, USA
124 4139 33.38

The data above were extracted from Thomson Scientific's Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to October 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. 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, 2,142 authors are listed in the field of geosciences, meaning that a total of 214,200 author records were reviewed to obtain these results. The listing is dominated by researchers working on atmospheric science and climatology, an indication of recent scientific interest and progress in the subject of climate change. Visit Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Scientific for more information.

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

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