A recent study carried out by Stanford University (United States of America) included ninety-nine researchers from the Instituto Superior Técnico in the top 2% of their respective areas and as the most cited scientists worldwide. Among these, CEG-IST is proud to highlight the presence of its members Ana Póvoa, Carlos Bana e Costa e José Rui Figueira.
The selection is presented in the article entitled “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”, about authors and citations, published in the Public Library of Science Biology (PLOS Biology). Released at the end of 2020, is based on more accurate standardized citation metrics, with the purpose of combating abuse of self-citation. The number of citations allows to assess the impact and consolidated influence of a given scientist or institution in the progress of scientific knowledge. The selection derives from an exhaustive analysis of research data from the mid-90s of the last century to 2019.
The presence in this list of the most influential researchers in the world is a prestigious recognition that reflects the high quality of scientific production and the excellence of Técnico researchers.