Six researchers in top in new worldwide evaluation
Six BTH researchers are included in the list of world top researchers when it comes to their career-long citation impact, according to data recently published by Professor of Medicine and statistician John Ioannidis from Stanford University.
Professor of Medicine and statistician John Ioannidis from Stanford University along with two other U.S. researchers, published a publicly available database of 100,000 top researchers from around the world. According to them the database shows a more accurate, standardized information on citations and other common bibliometric analysis factors.
The database shows that BTH has world top researchers in different areas.
Based upon their career-long citation impact up until the end of 2019, six BTH researchers were included in the list.
- In Software Engineering, out of a total of 441 researchers in this subfield included in the list;
Professor Claes Wohlin is ranked no. 53.
Professor Kai Petersen as no. 263.
Professor Emilia Mendes as no. 280.
- In the subfield of Networking & Telecommunications, out of a total of 3417 researchers in this subfield;
Professor Mats Viberg is ranked no. 333.
- In Environmental Sciences, out of 1402 included in this subfield;
Professor Karl Henrik Robèrt is ranked 1050.
- In Mathematical Physics, out of 107 researchers in this subfield;
Recently deceased Professor Nail Ibragimov is ranked no. 57.
Two other successful researchers
If you look at figures from just one year (2019), two more BTH researchers appear among the 1000 best in their field in the world: Professor Sophie Hallstedt, Strategic Sustainable Development and Professor Tony Gorschek, Software Engineering.
Publicly available databas of world top researchers
To do o-called Bibliometric measurements of researchers’ publication patterns has been a common method of evaluating researchers and research. In recent years, these methods have become increasingly criticized for incorrectly using or misusing measured values. Recently, Stanford Professor of Medicine and statistician John Ioannidis, along with two other U.S. researchers, published a publicly available database of 100,000 top researchers from around the world that provides more accurate, standardized information on citations and other common bibliometric analysis factors.
Separate measurements have been made for one year and for a longer period. Researchers are classified into 22 scientific areas and 176 sub-areas. In the survey, data up to May 2020, from the world’s largest reference database Scopus, have been used.
Further details on this initiative are available here:
4 December 2020