Network Institute members in Stanford’s top-cited scientists!

21 Network Institute members included in Stanford’s list of the world’s top-cited scientists!
The annual study performed by Stanford University aims to identify the world’s top 2 percent of scientists in their field. Scientists from across the globe were classified into 22 different scientific fields, and 174 sub-fields. Calculations were done using all Scopus author profiles as of September 1st, 2022, using standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator (i.e., c-score). This composite indicator focuses on impact (number of citations) rather than productivity (number of publications). Moreover, it takes authorship positions into account (single, first, last author). In other words, this metric measures the usefulness of all work conducted.

Clearly, our Network Institute members conduct useful studies, since no less than 21 of our scientists are named in this list! Ivano Malavolta, director of the Network Institute, and part of the list himself, expressed his delight in seeing many exceptional NI scholars being acknowledged on the list. He stated that their recognition demonstrates the high regard they have earned from the academic world and the significant impact their research has made in their respective areas.

Especially the Faculty of Science is well represented in this list, with 19 out of 21 scholars. Most of them work at the department of Computer Science (19 researchers), followed by one scholar in Communication Science and one in Language, Literature, and Communication. The department of Computer Science clearly represents the ‘digital’ part of the digital society, of which the Network Institute is the research hub, but the other faculties that include scholars from the Stanford list, those of Social Sciences and Humanities, nicely complete the societal part of the NI’s mission statement.

Here are the names of the Network Institute members in the top 2%:

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam performed incredibly well in this year’s list when taking all the different faculties together, with 272 VU scientists in total mentioned in this list!

For more information about the list and how it is conducted, please visit the Elsevier website here. The Mendeley data set (Ioannidis, 2022) can also be found there.