Clarivate, Web of Science Group, unveiled its annual Highly Cited Researchers rankings for 2020.

Do you know the HiCi? Behind this abbreviation lies a highly recognized list of researchers in health, the sciences, and the humanities and social sciences whose work has had a significant and widespread impact, as evidenced by the publication of numerous articles frequently cited by their peers between 2008 and 2018.

The HiCi are selected for their influence and outstanding performance in one or more of the 21 areas identified by Clarivate.

For 2020, 6,167 researchers are named as Highly Cited Researchers.

The most cited scientists from Université Paris Cité

The researchers of Université Paris Cité are cited 13 times in the 2020 rankings for the quality of their multidisciplinary and disciplinary research in the areas of clinical medicine, immunology, pharmacology and toxicology, social sciences and molecular biology. Université Paris Cité maintains its 2nd position in the rankings of French universities having the most influential scientists worldwide.

Multidisciplinary Research

Anna Chaimani

Clinical Medicine

Maxime Dougados

Patrick Marcellin

Philippe Gabriel Steg

Alec Vahanian


Jacinta Bustamante

Gérard Eberl

Guido Kroemer

Capucine Picard

Pharmacology and Toxicology

 Ralf Jockers

Xavier Norel

Social Sciences

Archana Singh-Manoux

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Guido Kroemer

See the complete list of Highly Cited Researchers 2020


Bibliometric experts from Clarivate, Web of Science Group identify and analyse the list based on the data from the Web of Science Core Collection. They identify scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple papers, cited by their peers during the last decade whose number of citations are among the 1% of the most cited articles worldwide. Researchers are selected for their exceptional performance in one or more of 21 fields or across several fields. The authors with the highest number of articles among the 1% are selected in the list of Highly Cited Researchers.


Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics is a company that owns and provides tools and services around intellectual property and scientific knowledge production. It holds and manages, among others, the Web of Science,  Publons, EndNote, ScholarOne and the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The JCR publishes the Impact Factor of many scientific journals.


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