Prof John P.A. Ioannidis (Stanford University) and his colleagues have just published in PLoS Biology a paper that presents detailed, standardized citation data annotated for scientific field for multiple impact indicators and their composite across science.
The presented metrics capture not only total citations and h-index, but also co-authorship adjusted impact, and information on impact in papers according to different author positions (single, first, last author). It is known that citation metrics are widely used and misused, and they hope that this effort will allow for a more transparent, more comparable, and less error-prone approach to these metrics. They present very detailed data on all the top-100,000 scientists across science and additional field-adjusted information that can be used to map all 7 million scientists who have published at least 5 papers in their career. across all 22 major fields and all 176 sub-fields. Extensive information is also provided on self-citations and metrics are estimated both with and without self-citations.
According to this database, Distinguished Prof Dietmar W. Hutmacher is in the top 0.01% of scientists based on his impact (1,255 out of 100,000).
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