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Chang’an University President SHA Aimin and CDIC Provost Paul Fanning named to be in top 2% of scientists in the world

Thursday, 13 January, 2022

CDIC congratulates Chang’an University President SHA Aimin and UCD CDIC Provost Paul Fanning for their recognition in a recently published, October 2021, list of the (opens in a new window)World's Top 2% Scientists, based on citation metrics.

 Ranking of researchers for the list, produced by a team from Stanford University working with Elsevier B, is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database from the almost 9 million scientists considered to be research active, in 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields, worldwide. The list for 2021 includes roughly 180,000 researchers.

The (opens in a new window)ranking method is based on standardized citation metrics developed by a group of scientists led by John P.A. Ioannidis, a professor at Stanford University. This top 2% were assigned a composite citation score or “c-score” based on standardized citation indicators, which include numbers of citations, a commonly used metric known as “h-index” which reflects an individual’s research output, co-authorship and a composite indicator for career-long impact.

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