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Two Researchers Among the World's Most Cited

School of Earth, Environment & Society Professor Altaf Arain and Kinesiology Professor Stuart Phillips  have been named on Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers list for 2021. 

Altaf, Science Research Chair in Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change and Director of the McMaster Centre for Climate Change and Stuart, Canada Research Chair in Human Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging and Director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence, are joined by 18 other McMaster researchers on the annual international list. More than 6,600 researchers from around the world made this year's list, including more than 200 Canadians.

According to Clarivate, Altaf's 163 publications have been cited 11,465 times while Stuart's 366 publications have been cited 26,029 times. 

Introduced in 2001, the annual list identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

The methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these citation elite are based.
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