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Scientific impact

Carl Folke among world’s most cited again

Centre science director well established among world’s most top-cited and influential scientists


Carl Folke, the Stockholm Resilience Centre science director and founder, has been named on the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list. The list identifies scientists whose research leads the world in their field of study. The analysis is made using data from the Web of Science database and other resources to present the world’s most active and influential research centres and individuals. Web of Science is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), now maintained by Clarivate Analytics.

Carl Folke has been among the world’s most highly cited since the start of the list in 2014. This year he was included in two categories: “Environment/Ecology” and “Social Sciences, general”.

"The list represents some of the world’s most influential scientific minds, spanning 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. They are your colleagues, teachers, and mentors – and they are leading the way in solving the world’s biggest challenges," writes Clarivate Analytics.

Top 1 % most-cited

The researchers have distinguished themselves by publishing a high number of papers that rank in the top 1% most-cited in their respective fields over a recent 11-year period.

"With the vast store of citation statistics shared across its component databases, the Web of Science stands as the most authoritative compendium of influence and visibility in worldwide research," comments Christopher King, Editorial Content Manager at Clarivate Analytics.

Folke has published more than 200 articles in peer reviewed journals; several books and book chapters; and is also on the editorial board of over 10 international peer-reviewed journals. His work is highly influential across disciplines, but particularly in resilience, environmental, and social sciences.

How is the list created?

Want to know more about how the Highly Cited Researchers list is created? Have a look at the short video below about the analysis behind the list and hear from some of the researchers themselves what it means to be highly cited and the impact it can have on them and their institutions.


Topics: Awards
Published: 2017-11-23

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