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Faculty researchers ranked amongst most influential in the world

Five researchers from the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine have been named in the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List. The annual list identifies researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

Now in its fifth year, the citation analysis highlights the most influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe - those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade. This year’s list continues to recognize researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact. It includes 17 Nobel laureates alongside:

  • Professor Tim J. P. Hubbard, School of Basic & Medical Biosciences
  • Dr Massimo Mangino, School of Life Course Sciences
  • Professor Kypros Nicolaides, School of Life Course Sciences
  • Dr John R. B. Perry, School of Life Course Sciences      
  • Professor Tim Spector, School of Life Course Sciences 

Professor Reza Razavi, Vice President & Vice-Principal (Research & Innovation) said of the list:

‘It is fantastic to see so many King's academics featured on this prestigious list and shows how prolific the university is in producing highly cited research. Crucially it highlights that this work is having the greatest impact on the scientific community and on advancing their respective fields.’



Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics, said:

‘The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society - contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable.’


The methodology that determines the who’s who of high-impact researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from the Institute of Scientific Information at Clarivate Analytics. It uses Essential Science Indicators, a unique compilation of science performance metrics and trend data based on scholarly paper publication counts and citation data from the Web of Science, the premier web-based environment of scientific and scholarly research literature totalling over 33,000 journals. More about the methodology can be read here.

In total 23 King’s researchers were included. The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list and executive summary can be found online at