This month, Clarivate has published its 2017 list of highest cited researchers, based on the publications of Web of Science. The list is based on the top 1% most cited papers for their year of publication in one of 21 main subject fields.
A total of 36 ‘highest cited researchers’ belong to one of the Aurora universities – or did so when they published there highly cited work. VU Amsterdam leads the list with 12 highly cited researchers, followed by the University of East Anglia with 6, the University of Iceland with 5 and the University of Gothenburg with 4 highly cited researchers.
For comparison: the list has 91 Dutch researchers from 11 of the 13 Dutch research universities. There, the list is headed by Erasmus with a proud 25, followed by Utrecht (15) and both VU and Leiden with 12. Maastricht, Twente, and Tilburg have no researchers on the list.
An 8-page report explaining the methodology of the list can be downloaded from Clarivate.