Universität Heidelberg with 13 “Highly Cited Researchers"



International evaluation names researchers whose publications have been most cited worldwide


13 researchers from Heidelberg University feature on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers” that has just appeared. This international evaluation names researchers whose publications have been cited most frequently worldwide in their respective field – a total of 21 disciplines from the natural, life and social sciences are represented – or who have an outstanding track-record of publications across several disciplines. Seven of the 13 most-cited scientists from Ruperto Carola are in this 22nd cross-field category.


One of the most cited scientists in his field worldwide is Prof. Dr Ralf Bartenschlager (cross-field), who is on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for the tenth time in a row. Prof. Dr Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (cross-field) is cited for the ninth successive time, Prof. Dr Andreas von Deimling (neuroscience and behaviour) for the eighth time and Prof. Dr Werner Hacke (cross-field) for the sixth time in a row. Listed as highly cited researchers again, as in the previous two years, are Prof. Dr Uwe Haberkorn (clinical medicine) along with Prof. Dr Stefan Pfister and Prof. Dr Wolfgang Wick (both cross-field). As in 2021, Prof. Dr Frederik Giesel (clinical medicine) and Prof. Dr Jessica Hassel (cross-field) are also on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers”. New on this year’s list are Dr Clemens Kratochwil (clinical medicine) and Dr Dylan Nelson (space science, astrophysics in this context) as well as Prof. Dr Michael Platten (cross-field) and Prof. Dr Rolf-Detlef Treede (neuroscience and behaviour); Prof. Platten (2020) and Prof. Treede (2020 and 2018) have previously featured on the list of most-cited scientists.


The citation count reflects how often colleagues cite a publication in their research papers, and is therefore an important indicator of a publication’s scientific influence. The latest list of highly cited researchers, issued by analytics company Clarivate, assessed publications between 2011 and 2021. Highly cited publications are those in the top 1% by citations in their respective field and year of publication. The list was first issued in 2001; it was revised for the first time in 2014 and since then has appeared annually. It currently names approximately 7,000 researchers from 69 countries.


Prof. Dr Ralf Bartenschlager Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg Head of the Molecular Virology division at the Center for Infectious Diseases of Heidelberg University Hospital


Prof. Dr Andreas von Deimling Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg Medical Director of the Department of Neuropathology at the Institute of Pathology of Heidelberg University Hospital


Prof. Dr Frederik Giesel Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg Head of section at the Medical Care Centre for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, Weinheim, and adjunct professor at the Medical Faculty Heidelberg of Heidelberg University (now professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)


Prof. Dr Uwe Haberkorn Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg Medical Director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Radiological Clinic of Heidelberg University Hospital


Prof. Dr Werner Hacke Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Senior Professor


Prof. Dr Jessica Hassel Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg Head of the Section of Dermato-Oncology and working group leader at the Department of Dermatology (Centre) of Heidelberg University Hospital


Dr Clemens Kratochwil Senior physician in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Radiological Clinic of Heidelberg University Hospital


Prof. Dr Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Mannheim Head of the Executive Board of the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim and Medical Director of its Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic


Dr Dylan Nelson Heidelberg University, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy Leader of an Emmy Noether Junior Research Group at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University


Prof. Dr Stefan Pfister Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg Director of Preclinical Pediatric Oncology at the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg, a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg University Hospital and Heidelberg University; head of the Division of Pediatric Neurooncology at the German Cancer Research Center


Prof. Dr Michael Platten Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Mannheim Director of the Department of Neurology of Mannheim University Hospital and member of the Translational Neuroscience research focus at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University; head of the Clinical Cooperation Unit Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumor Immunology at the German Cancer Research Center


Prof. Dr Rolf-Detlef Treede Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Mannheim Head of the Department of Neurophysiology at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University


Prof. Dr Wolfgang Wick Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty Heidelberg Spokesperson of the Head Hospital (Centre) of Heidelberg University Hospital as well as Managing Director of its Department of Neurology and Medical Director of Neurology and Polyclinic; head of the Clinical Cooperation Unit Neurooncology at the German Cancer Research Center


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