The Web of Science, a multidisciplinary international scientific database, lists a total of 7,000 researchers from around the world. The editors of the list based their ranking on the most highly cited publications published between 2011 and 2021, with up to 30 authors, i.e. those publications that ranked in the top 1% in their field by number of citations. In the scientific world, citation, i.e. the number of citations to research-based publications, is the measure of scientific impact. The more highly cited a discipline is, the more highly cited publications are needed to get someone mentioned in the rankings.
The 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers includes two professors of Semmelweis University: Dr. Péter Ferdinandy, Vice Rector for Science and Innovations, Director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, and Dr. Balázs Győrffy, Head of the Department of Bioinformatics, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA).
Dr. Péter Ferdinandy has 14 highly cited publications and was included in the Highly Cited Researchers list for the fifth time. In 2014 and 2017 he was included in the pharmacology and toxicology category, and in 2020, 2021 and 2022 in the cross-field category. Dr. Balázs Győrffy has 13 highly cited publications, also in the cross-field category.
The other two Hungarian researchers on the list are Dr. Zsolt Demetrovics from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and Dr. Attila Szolnoki from the Hungarian Academy of Science (MTA).
Eszter Kovács, translation by Rita Kónya
Photos: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University