1.5K Indians among world’s top 2% scientists

GuwahatiTwenty-two faculty members and researchers of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) and seven faculty members of Tezpur University are among 1,494 Indian scientists who featured in a list of top 2 percent of the world scientists.

The prestigious list was prepared by a team of scientists in the US’ Stanford University, officials said on Saturday. 

According to a Tezpur University Press Release, the Stanford University list features a total of 1,494 Indian scientists. The database of the independent study has been published in one of the highly rated journals, PLOS Biology.

A spokesperson of the IIT-G said that the report prepared by experts at Stanford University has listed over 100,000 scientists, whose published research manuscripts have accelerated progress in their respective fields and influenced the productivity of other researchers’ work as well.

The release said that the database report on field specific analysis was prepared by Prof John P. A. Loannidis of the Stanford University and his team and was published in PLOS Biology.

The submitted research journals in PLOS Biology publication get a wide spectrum of readers as the publication focuses on publishing highly selective research papers across the various global research reports.

The database was created to provide updated analyses and a publicly available database of 100,000 top scientists that provide standardized information on citations, h-index (an index to measure an individual’s scientific research output), co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator. Such citation metric provides a basis to measure and reflect the impact of a published journal.

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