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Both Susan Harkema, PhD and Yury Gerasimenko, PhD are among the more than 100 University of Louisville researchers who are among the top 2% most-cited in the world for their specific work in medicine, according to a new list compiled by Stanford University and Elsevier. The list includes researchers whose work was the most cited — that is, referenced by another researcher — in either calendar year 2022 or over the course of their career. The list spans 22 disciplines, from business to engineering to medicine.
A database of top-cited scientists was created that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator (c-score). The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field. This work uses Scopus data provided by Elsevier. Calculations were performed using all Scopus author profiles.
“Each and every day, UofL researchers are breaking ground by discovering new knowledge,” said Jon Klein, UofL’s interim executive vice president for research and innovation. “The citation of a scholar’s work is essentially a stamp of approval that the work is important and worthwhile. The fact that so many of our researchers are listed among the most cited shows that knowledge is truly groundbreaking and has impact. It shows UofL research is being used to help to improve lives and expand our understanding of the world and our place in it.”
Citations are an important measure of success for academics. Typically, citations mean the researcher made a meaningful and original contribution to the world’s knowledge — and that their peers agree.
Congratulations Dr. Harkema and Dr. Gerasimenko on achieving Victory Over Paralysis.