Lutz Bornmann: Recipient of the 2019 Derek John de Solla Price Medal

  • Hans-Dieter DanielEmail author

The highest honor in the field of the quantitative studies of science—The Derek John de Solla Price Medal—goes in 2019 to Lutz Bornmann. Congratulations to Lutz! He is a thoroughbred researcher who, like all his predecessors, deserves this honor very much. His list of publications includes more than 350 journal articles, book chapters, and monographs. Many of his journal articles have been published in our core journals, in particular, Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics, and The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. He is a member of the editorial board of Quantitative Science Studies (MIT Press), PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), and Scientometrics (Springer Nature) as well as an advisory editorial board member of EMBO Reports (EMBO Press). Clarivate Analytics ( lists Lutz Bornmann in “Highly Cited Researchers” for his exceptional research performance in the category “Social Sciences, general” since the first release of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education, D-GESSETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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