McGill researchers among world’s most cited: Clarivate

Published: 15 November 2023

Annual list includes 16 researchers among the world’s most cited, Canada retains 6th place overall in global ranking

McGill University today announced that 16 of its researchers have been included on the Highly Cited Researchers™ (HCRs) list, as published by Clarivate. To be included in the prestigious list, researchers must rank in the top 1% worldwide for their fields and publications in the Web of Science index. In being named to this list, these McGillians join a cohort of 6,849 individuals around the world who have all been recognized for their academic contributions.

“I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of our researchers,” said Professor Martha Crago, Vice Principal, Research and Innovation. “Being one of the world’s most cited in any field is no small task, and this collective recognition reflects the outstanding quality of our academic community. My congratulations to all the people on this list.”

The HCRs at McGill are:

Alan C. Evans, Cross-Field

Amit Bar-Or*, Cross-Field

Andrew Gonzalez, Environment and Ecology

Bratislav Misic, Cross-Field

Danilo Bzdok, Cross-Field

Douglas Lorne Arnold, Cross-Field

Edward A. Fon, Cross-Field

Gustavo Turecki, Cross-Field

Jack P. Antel, Neuroscience and Behavior

Jasmine Chong, Biology and Biochemistry

Jianguo (Jeff) Xia, Biology and Biochemistry

Madhukar Pai, Cross-Field

Nahum Sonenberg, Cross-Field

R. Nathan Spreng, Neuroscience and Behavior

Ronald B. Postuma, Neuroscience and Behavior

Victoria M. Kaspi, Space Science

Canadian researchers are among the most cited in the world, and have been for some time. This year, Canada retained 6th place overall, with 218 HCRs or a share of 3.1% of the world total. Many countries in the top 10 saw declines in their percentage of the world’s share, but Canada’s relative portion remained unchanged. Chinese researchers, however, saw their numbers grow by 1.7% since 2022. US researchers are the most cited, with 2,669 HCRs.

*Editor’s Notes: Dr. Amit Bar-Or is no longer with McGill, but the window of citations reviewed for this program spans a decade of work.

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