Clarivate unveils the winners of the 2021 citations



This year’s list includes 16 new award winners from institutions in six countries: France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, United States

59 Citation laureates nominated by the Institute for Scientific Information received a Nobel Prize

LONDON, September 22, 2021 / CNW / – Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insight to accelerate the pace of innovation, today named 16 world-class researchers from six countries as Citations Laureates â„¢. These are researchers whose work is deemed “Nobel class”, as shown by the analyzes carried out by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) â„¢.

(PRNewsfoto / Clarivate Analytics)

Every year since 2002, ISI analysts have used Web of Science â„¢ publication and citation data to identify influential researchers in fields of research recognized by the Nobel Prizes: physiology or medicine, physics, chemistry. and economy. Of the approximately 52 million articles and reviews indexed in the Web of Science since 1970, only 6,500 (or 0.01%) have been cited 2,000 or more times. It is among the authors of this group of articles that the Citation Laureates are identified and selected. These are people whose research publications are highly cited and whose contributions to science have been extremely influential, even transformative.

At the beginning of October 2021, the Nobel Assembly will vote to confer the highest scientific distinction. While this annual rite inspires global speculation, Clarivate is the only organization to use quantitative data in addition to qualitative assessment to provide valuable insight into who might be chosen. To date, 59 laureates of the citation listed in the Laureates of the quotation room were subsequently awarded a Nobel Prize.

Joel Haspel, SVP Strategy, Science, Clarivate said, “This year’s Citation laureates pioneered some of the most important research of our time, accelerating our understanding of topics as diverse as free radicals, the identification of viruses and financial crises. It is thanks to their fundamental work. that the pace of innovation in drug development, economic theory and entrepreneurship can continue to advance. We are delighted to recognize and celebrate their tremendous accomplishments, demonstrating that their citation records reflect their influence on their colleagues, research fields and society at large. “

Commenting on his recognition as the Citation Laureate, Joel mokyr, Robert H. Strotz professor of arts and science and professor of economics and history at Northwestern University said: “In Adam Smith The theory of moral feelingsThe main reason people work so hard and go through all of this trouble, he says, is that they want others like them to respect them. So being recognized by Clarivate as a Citation winner tells me that at least someone is paying attention to my work, and that makes me feel good. People have this inner need to be recognized by people like them, and so I think peer recognition is a big driver of all kinds of science in the world today – and it’s been a great blessing because that it is science, of course, that has brought us where we are. “

David pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said, “For an article to be cited 2,000 times or more, that’s a rarity. The highly cited authors of articles are generally members of national academies of science, hold leadership positions in other research institutes, and have received numerous leading international awards in their fields. Indeed, many of them have helped shape their fields of study. Some of these “scientific elites” go on to receive Nobel Prizes, each year demonstrating the association between citations in the literature, influence through a research community and peer review.

This year, nine of the 16 laureates are based at leading academic institutions in the United States, three are based in Japan, and others come from France, Italy, Korea and Singapore.

The 2021 Citations laureates are:

Physiology or Medicine

Jean-Pierre Changeux, Professor Emeritus, Collège de France & Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE; International Faculty, Kavli Institute for Brain & Mind, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA (2012-2022)

For contributions to our understanding of neuroreceptors and in particular the identification of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and its allosteric properties

Toshio Hirano, President, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Chiba; Professor Emeritus, University of Osaka, Osaka, JAPAN, and
Tadamitsu Kishimoto, Professor, Immune Regulation Laboratory, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Osaka, JAPAN

For the discovery of interleukin-6, description of its physiological and pathological actions, which contributed to the development of drugs

Karl M. Johnson, Formerly at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Adjunct Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA, and
Ho Wang Lee, professor emeritus, Korea University, Seoul, REPUBLIC OF KOREA; Former President and Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Seoul, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

For the identification and isolation of the Hantaan virus (hantavirus), the agent of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome


Alexey Y. Kitayev, Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, California Institute of Technology and Institute of Quantum Information and Matter, Pasadena, California, USA

For topological quantum computing, in which quantum information is encoded and protected using the topological properties of multi-body systems

Mark EJ Newman, Anatol Rapoport Distinguished University Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

For large-scale research on network systems, including work on community structure and random graph models

Giorgio Parisi, professor emeritus of theoretical physics, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, ITALY

For revolutionary discoveries in quantum chromodynamics and in the study of complex disordered systems


Barry halliwell, Senior Advisor (Academic Appointments and Research Excellence), Office of the Senior Vice President and Rector, National University of Singapore (NUS); Chairman of the Biomedical Advisory Board, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A * STAR); Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, SINGAPORE

For pioneering research in free radical chemistry, including the role of free radicals and antioxidants in human disease

William L. Jorgensen, Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

For methods and studies in computational chemistry of organic and biomolecular systems in solution, contributing to the rational design and synthesis of drugs

Mitsuo Sawamoto, professor, Frontier Research Institute, Chubu University, Kasugai, Aichi, JAPAN; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Kyoto, JAPAN

For the discovery and development of living radical polymerization catalyzed by a metal


David B. Audretsch, Professor Emeritus, Ameritech Chair in Economic Development and Director, Institute for Development Strategies, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States, and

David J. Teece, Director, Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital; Professor of Business Administration, Institute for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

For pioneering research on entrepreneurship, innovation and competition

Joel mokyr, Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Science and Professor of Economics and History, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

For studies on the history and culture of technological progress and its economic consequences

Carmen M. Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis, Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and

Kenneth S. Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

For contributions to international macroeconomics and information on global debt and financial crises

To learn more about the list methodology and view our Hall of Citation Laureates, please visit our website.

Notes to Editors:

David pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate is available for an interview.

Clarivate â„¢ is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the innovation lifecycle. Our bold mission is to help clients solve some of the world’s most complex problems by providing actionable insights and ideas that reduce the time spent between new ideas and life-changing inventions in the fields of science and of intellectual property. We help clients discover, protect and market their inventions using our trusted subscriptions and technology solutions paired with deep domain expertise. For more information, please visit

Media contact

Rebecca krahenbuhl
Head of External Communications, Sciences
[email protected]



View original content to download multimedia:–annual-list-of-researchers-of-nobel-class-301382294.html

SOURCE Clarivate Plc



View original content to download multimedia:



About Author

Leave A Reply