London Met academics among the most cited in the world

Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to a study by Stanford University.

Date: 19 November 2021

Academics at London Metropolitan University have been ranked amongst the most highly-cited and impactful in the world, according to research by Stanford University.

Five London Met academics are featured in the top 160,000 cited scientists out of approximately seven million scientists who have published at least five papers in their career from around the world. This puts them in the top 2% of most cited academics. The researchers analysed data across 22 disciplines between 1996 and 2019.

The London Met academics featured in the list are:

Professor Bal Virdee commented that "this recognition places London Metropolitan University in the global map of excellence in research."

Stanford University and publisher Elsevier have created the database of 160,000 top scientists, providing data on the global influence of academic study using a variety of impact metrics such as: citations, h-index and the co-authorship hm-index. Data was analysed for career-long and single year (2019) impact.

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