An Aston scientist has been named in this year’s listing of Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.
The placement of David Poyner, Professor of Pharmacology, in the School of Life and Health Sciences on the list is recognised as a significant achievement, as it identifies academics ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating research influence among their peers.
The web of science draws on data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute for Scientific Information at the Web of Science Group.
David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst, Institute for Scientific Information said:
“Recognition and support of these exceptional researchers represents an important activity for a nation or an institution’s plans for efficient and accelerated advancement.
“The Highly Cited Researchers list contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge. These researchers create gains for society, innovation and knowledge that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable and more secure.”
The full 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found here, and the methodology can be found here.
About Aston University
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.
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