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Nov 17 2022

Global study’s ranking includes the one percent of scientists cited most frequently 

Ranking: Six Goethe University Researchers Among the Most Cited Scientists in the World

Six of the nearly 7,000 most cited scientists in the world conduct research at Goethe University Frankfurt. That is the result of the current citation ranking of the "Web of Science", published by Clarivate Analytics

FRANKFURT. In most cases, it is fundamental scientific findings that result in a paper being cited frequently by other scientists. That is why citation frequency serves as an indicator of the published articles' scientific significance as well as the authors' visibility in the scientific community. 

Once a year, information and technology company Clarivate Analytics evaluates its "Web of Science" citation database and publishes the "Highly Cited Researchers" ranking. The current ranking includes 6,938 scientists, in no particular order, who belonged to the one percent of authors whose scientific articles in the natural and engineering sciences, medicine, and the categories "Economics and Business" and "Social Sciences" were cited most frequently between 2011 and 2021, either within their own category or in different subjects ("cross-field"). 

Here are the "highly cited" Goethe researchers of 2022: 

Professor Ivan Đikić 
Director of Goethe University's Institute for Biochemistry II (Molecular Cell Biochemistry)
in the categories “Molecular Biology" and “Genetics" 

Professor Stefanie Dimmeler
Director of Goethe University's Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration / Institute for Molecular Medicine / German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung, DZHK) / Spokeswoman of the Cardio-Pulmonary Institute (CPI) excellence cluster jointly operated by Goethe University, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen and the Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research
in the category “Cross Field" 

Professor Petra Döll
Managing Director of Goethe University's Institute of Physical Geography
in the category “Cross Field" 

Professor Stefan Knapp
Goethe University's Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
in the category “Cross Field" 

apl. Professor Sibylle Loibl
Goethe University Faculty of Medicine / German Breast Group Forschungs GmbH, Neu-Isenburg
in the category “Clinical Medicine" 

Professor Stefan Zeuzem
Dean of Goethe University's Faculty of Medicine / Director of Medical Clinic I – Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Pneumology and Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology, as well as Nutritional Medicine
in the category “Clinical Medicine" 

Images for download:

Professor Ivan Đikić, Goethe University Frankfurt, Photo: Uwe Dettmar for Goethe University
Professor Stefanie Dimmeler, Goethe University Frankfurt Photo: Uwe Dettmar for Goethe University
Professor Petra Döll, Goethe University Frankfurt, Photo: Jürgen Lecher for Goethe University
Professor Stefan Knapp, Goethe University Frankfurt, Photo: Uwe Dettmar for Goethe University
apl. Professor Sibylle Loibl, Goethe University Frankfurt, Photo: Joppen for GBG Forschungs GmbH
Professor Stefan Zeuzem, Goethe University Frankfurt, Photo: Uwe Dettmar for Goethe University

Editor: Dr. Markus Bernards, Science Editor, PR & Communication Office, Tel: +49 (0) 69 798-12498, Fax: +49 (0) 69 798-763 12531,