Dean added to global Highly Cited Researchers list

22 September 2014

The Dean of Warwick Business School, Professor Mark Taylor, has been included on the latest list of Highly Cited Researchers.

In a report published by Thomson-Reuters, The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, he has been recognised as one of the top five researchers in his field in the UK and among the top 100 in the world.

Highlighting some of the standout researchers of the last decade, the Thomson Reuters list represents some of the world’s leading scholars and it is the third time Professor Taylor has been included.

Professor Taylor, a former senior economist at the Bank of England and at the International Monetary Fund, is one of five academics from the University of Warwick to be included in the 2014 Highly Cited Researchers list, which is the most selective that Thomson Reuters has published to date, reducing the number of scholars accorded this recognition from around 7,000 to a little over 3,000 in all disciplines worldwide.

The Thomson Reuters report states: “Everyone acknowledged in this book is a person of influence in the sciences and social sciences. They are the people who are on the cutting edge of their fields.

"They are performing and publishing work that their peers recognise as vital to the advancement of their science. These researchers are, undoubtedly, among the most influential scientific minds of our time.”

Researchers earn the distinction by writing the greatest number of research reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers - ranking among the top one per cent most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

The list of Highly Cited Researchers features authors whose published work in their specialty areas has consistently been judged by peers to be of particular significance. Professor Taylor was one of just five UK scholars to be included in the Economics and Business field and he is the only business school dean in the world to hold this distinction.

Professor Taylor's work has been published in leading journals including the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Economic Journal and many others. In 2012 he was awarded a higher doctorate (DSc) by the University of Warwick for his lifetime contributions to Finance.

Universities in the United States are the primary institutional affiliations for 1,762 of the scientists on the Highly Cited Researchers list – 55 per cent of the total.

The United Kingdom has 309 names on the list, China 170, Germany 167, Japan 101, France 93, Canada 91, the Netherlands 81, Australia 78, Switzerland 68, South Korea 24 and India 12. The five Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland together have 104 researchers on the list.

The list is often taken as a key indicator of the academic quality of an institution, and is used as a criterion in rankings such as the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.



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