CEDOC researchers stand out in the top 2% of the most cited authors in their field

From left to the right: Miguel Seabra, Pedro Póvoa, Winchil Vaz and João Conde 

CEDOC researchers Miguel Seabra, principal investigator of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease group, Pedro Póvoa, from Integrated Pathophysiological Mechanisms group, and Winchil Vaz, from Lysosomes in Chronic Human Pathology and Infection group, integrate the group of the most cited scientists worldwide in different disciplines, ranking in the top 2% in their respective fields. João Conde, from Cancer Nanomedicine group, presently working at CEDOC, also integrates this list.

This list is part of a study, conducted by Stanford University, and published latter October by PLOS Biology in the article entitled “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”. The study comprehended the analysis of standardized citation metrics from data between the mid-90s and 2019, using Scopus, an online database of articles and citations in several types of scientific publications. Within this study, a universe of 160.000 researchers from 149 countries in 22 scientific areas were identified.

Two lists were produced: the first one assessed the impact throughout the researchers’ career and the second one measured the impact in a single year (2019). As a result, this analysis allows the assessment of the influence of a scientist or institution in the progress of scientific knowledge.

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa occupies the third position among the national higher education and scientific research institutions assessed, presenting 32 researchers within the top 2% in their respective fields, which corresponds to 8,3% of the total national scientists (385 investigators) listed in the study. Find out more about the distinguished NOVA researchers here.

Learn more about CEDOC scientists’ metrics and performance here: Miguel SeabraPedro PóvoaWinchil Vaz and João Conde.