The list of Highly Cited Researchers 2020 from Clarivate identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected in the publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. Researchers are selected for their exceptional performance in one or more of 21 fields (those used in Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators, or ESI) or across several fields.
6,389 researchers are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2020–3,896 in specific fields and 2,493 for cross-field performance-. This is the third year that researchers with cross-field impact are identified. The number of researchers selected in each field is based on the square root of the population of authors listed on the field’s highly cited papers. The number of those with cross-field influence is determined by finding those who have influence equivalent to those identified in the 21 fields.
In the list of Physics, in which Prof. García-Vidal has been selected, only three researchers working in Spanish institutions have been included.
We congratulate Prof. Francisco J. García-Vidal.