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11/02/2023 | Pressemitteilung

26 Kassel researchers on Stanford's most-cited list

In October 2023, Stanford University published its updated list of the top 2% most frequently cited scientists. The publicly accessible database lists a large number of standardized citation indicators. For 2022, this includes more than 20 people associated with the University of Kassel.

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For the year 2022, 26 scientists from the University of Kassel are on Stanford University's list. Eleven of them are among the 100,000 most cited (excluding self-citations). Prof. Dr. Stefan Seuring (rank 2,167) and Prof. Dr. Rainer Georg Jörgensen (rank 6,581) achieved top rankings. Also among the top 100,000 are: Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger, Prof. Dr. Willis Gwenzi (visiting professor), Prof. Dr. Stefan Gold, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Teichler (emeritus), Prof. Dr. Claudia Backes, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf, Prof. Dr. Andreas Ziegler, Prof. Dr. Johannes Zimmermann and Prof. Dr. Sandra Ohly.

Another eight researchers from Kassel are among the 200,000 most cited: Prof. Dr. Stefan Bringezu, Dr. Christoph Steiner (former employee), Prof. Dr. Sigrid James, Prof. Dr. Georg Krücken, Prof. Dr. Bernard Ludwig, Prof. Dr. Werner Blum (emeritus), Dr. habil. Anna Gunina and Prof. Dr. Martin Braun.

"This is a great success and shows that we at the University of Kassel are also at the forefront of research and are recognized internationally," emphasizes Prof. Dr. Michael Wachendorf, Vice President for Research.

A total of 24 researchers from the University of Kassel are also included in the list of the most cited scientists by career (until 2022). These also include Seuring, Jörgensen, Plieninger and Teichler with rankings in the top 50,000 (including self-citations).

The Stanford University database shows separate data on the influence of researchers over their entire career and for a single current year. The selection is based on the top 100,000 researchers according to c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or more in the respective sub-field. The c-score focuses on importance (i.e. number of citations) rather than productivity (number of publications) and also takes into account information on co-authorship and author position (single, first and last author).

You can find the entire database and all lists here: https: //