Hundreds of UC faculty named among the world’s Highly Cited Researchers
More than 300 University of California researchers from across the UC system have been named among the most influential in their fields, according to the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list released last month by Clarivate.
The annual list identifies a virtual “who’s who” in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. Clarivate’s 2021 list identified 6,602 researchers who had significant influence in their chosen field or fields, as evidenced by the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.
Across the UC system, faculty and researchers accounted for 317 of those listed — or nearly 5 percent of the global total — with four UC campuses among the top 15 institutions globally for their number of highly-cited researchers. UC Berkeley was 7th, UC San Diego was 9th, while UCLA and UC San Francisco were 13th and 14th respectively.