Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list reveals top talent in the sciences and social sciences. The citation analysis identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung works in Computer Science with 167 international publications and citation index of over 7, 600. He has remained in the top one percent of most influential scientists for five continuous years.
His primary affiliation is China Medical University (Taiwan) and the secondary one is CIRTECH Institute under HUTECH University of Technology (Vietnam).
The second Vietnamese scientist named in the list is Prof. Dr. Bui Tien Dieu in the field of Geoinformatics. The scientist has 171 international publications with the citation index of 3, 800. He has his primary affiliation in University College of Southeastern Norway in Norway and Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam as the secondary one.
There are total 6, 216 Highly Cited Researchers in various fields from nearly 60 nations. United States, Mainland China, United Kingdom and Germany are the first four countries with largest numbers of scientists named (based on the primary affiliation).
The United States is home to the highest number of Highly Cited Researchers, with 2,737 authors, representing 44 percent of the researchers on the list.
Mainland China has seen a huge surge, with 636 researchers named Highly Cited Researchers compared to 482 in 2018.
As China increased its share of Highly Cited Researchers, other nations declined. The number of Highly Cited Researchers based at institutions in the United Kingdom has dropped to 516 this year, compared to 546 in 2018. Numbers of Highly Cited Researchers based in Germany and the Netherlands have also fallen.