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Characteristics of highly cited researchers 2015 in Germany

  • Lutz BornmannEmail author
  • Johann Bauer
  • Elisabeth Maria Schlagberger


A few years ago Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters, provider of the Web of Science database) started evaluating publications in the sciences and social sciences with a view to identifying international highly-cited researchers (HCR) over a publication period of around 10 years. This Letter to the Editor presents the findings of a small study involving the analyses of some personal data (e.g. academic title) relating to the HCR 2015.


Highly-cited researchers Bibliometrics Germany Essential Science Indicators Clarivate Analytics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lutz Bornmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Johann Bauer
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Maria Schlagberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Division for Science and Innovation StudiesAdministrative Headquarters of the Max Planck SocietyMunichGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute of BiochemistryMartinsriedGermany

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