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27 November 2018

King's researchers and academics among most cited in the world

23 researchers and academics from King’s College London 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 as it includes 17 Nobel laureates.

King’s College London has 26 entries in this year’s list:

Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi, IoPPN

Professor Louise Arseneault, IoPPN

Dr Gerome Breen, IoPPN

Professor Avshalom Caspi, IoPPN

Dr Paolo Fusar-Poli, IoPPN  

Professor Tim J. P. Hubbard, FoLSM

Dr Hak-Keung Lam, NMS

Massimo Mangino, FoLSM

Professor David Mataix-Cols, IoPPN

Professor Peter McGuffin, IoPPN 

Professor Philip McGuire, IoPPN 

Professor Ann McNeill, IoPPN

Professor Terrie E. Moffitt, IoPPN

Professor Sir Robin M. Murray, IoPPN

Professor Kypros Nicolaides, FoLSM

Professor Carmine M. Pariante, IoPPN

Dr John R. B. Perry, FoLSM      

Professor Andrew Pickles, IoPPN

Professor Robert Plomin, IoPPN

Professor John Powell, IoPPN

Dr Joaquim Radua, IoPPN

Professor Christopher E. Shaw, IoPPN

Professor Tim Spector, FoLSM 

Sir Michael Rutter

Professor Tony Charman 

Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke


Of this year’s list, Professor Reza Razavi, Vice President & Vice-Principal (Research & Innovation) said, ‘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. Find out more about the methodology here.

The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list and executive summary can be found online at