UCL Division of Biosciences


Division of Biosciences researchers listed as Highly Cited Researchers

22 November 2021

Every year, Clarivate™ identifies a select few who have been most frequently cited across 21 research fields. In 2021, 0.1% of the world’s researchers have earned this exclusive distinction.

The methodology used to determine the annual list of influential researchers draws upon data and analysis from Clarivate’s data scientists and bibliometric experts. This year, 48 academics from UCL were identified as authors of the most influential research papers around the world.

Clarivate 2021 listings graphic

With 38 primary and 10 secondary affiliations, UCL has the 3rd most in the UK behind the universities of Oxford and Cambridge - and ranks 4th in Europe and 26th in the world overall.

UCL researchers were present in 10 of the 17 academic fields listed, namely: Clinical Medicine; Cross-Field; Environment & Ecology; Immunology; Molecular Biology & Genetics; Neuroscience & Behaviour; Pharmacology & Toxicology; Psychiatry & Psychology; Social Sciences; and Space Science. 

The names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index, with the list also used to identify the research institutions and countries where the citation elite are based. 17 researchers have been recognised in the ‘Cross-Field’ category, reflecting UCL’s engagement with cross-disciplinary activity. The following were from the Division of Biosciences. 

Further information:

Clarivate Web of Science listings

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