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Project update

posted Jan 10, 2012, 8:43 AM by Vangelis Evangelou

The all-sciences database has been expanded/updated with data until 1/2012 on scientists with extremely highly-cited papers and/or extremely high cumulative citation impact. See updated methods for details.  


posted Oct 8, 2011, 10:27 AM by Vangelis Evangelou

The data were collected, cleaned, and analyzed by John Ioannidis, Evangelia Ntzani, George Siontis, Kostantinos Siontis, Athina Tatsioni, and Ioanna Tzoulaki. For any comments and corrections, please contact John Ioannidis at jioannid[at]stanford[dot]edu    


posted Oct 8, 2011, 10:26 AM by Vangelis Evangelou

In both databases, scientists are listed alphabetically and there is no effort to compare or rank these highly-cited scientists.  Only about 1 in 500 scientists are expected to satisfy the criteria to be included in the biosciences database, and less than 1 in 1000 scientists are expected to satisfy the criteria to be included in the database of authors of extremely-cited scientific work.  Many other superb scientists are thus not included in these databases and it is widely understood that no set of citation impact criteria can be perfect in identifying the best scientists. Finally, the databases have absolutely no nationalistic intentions. Greek scientists are just like any other scientists. It is only hoped that these data can be used constructively, to enhance meritocracy and transparency in science and technology and help promote excellence in high-quality research in Greece and beyond.  

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