The University of Helsinki celebrates 14 researchers among the world’s most cited scholars in their re-spective fields

Eight researchers from the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) rank in the top 1% by citations.

Fourteen of our academics have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate. Nine of them carry out research primarily at the University, while four have their primary affiliation elsewhere.

The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

The Highly Cited Researchers list is compiled from the Web of Science indexing and search service, which covers peer-reviewed published research articles especially in the natural sciences and medicine. Due to this, scholars of the humanities and education, among others, are not included on the list.

The University of Helsinki re­search­ers on the Highly Cited Re­search­ers list

Atmospheric sciences
Mikael Ehn
Veli-Matti Kerminen
Markku Kulmala
Tuukka Petäjä
Mikko Sipilä
Heikki Junninen (primary affiliation: University of Tartu)
Ram Oren (primary affiliation: Duke University)
Douglas Worsnop (primary affiliation: Aerodyne Research)

Life sciences
Jaakko Kangasjärvi

Biological and environmental sciences
Christopher Raymond

Mark Daly
Mikko Niemi
Willem M. de Vos
Mika Kivimäki (Primary affiliation: University College London)

The full 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here.

The article was edited 19 November: the number of researchers from thirteen to fourteen.