Nine EPFL scientists in Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers

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Nine EPFL scientists have been included in the prestigious Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers.

The list is compiled annually from the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) metrics service of the Web of Science. The ESI tracks ESI tracks papers that have been published in the last ten years and that rank in the top 1% of the most cited papers for their respective years of publication in each of the main subject fields.

From this cohort, Thomson Reuters analysts identify author names listed on multiple reports within each ESI field. This translates to just over 3,000 names from more than 9 million researchers worldwide. The analysts then build the Highly Cited Researchers list, which is currently one of the world’s standard metrics tools used to evaluate research output.

The 2016 list includes several EPFL scientists, with the majority from its School of Basic Sciences. Specifically, the researchers are:

See the full Highly Cited Researchers list at