2016 List of China’s Most Cited Researchers Unveiled

List draws from the 2016 Best Chinese University Ranking report based on Scopus data and SciVal analytics

Beijing 4 February, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced its 2016 list of China’s most influential researchers, which is now available online here.

This is the second edition of Elsevier’s annual list of Most Cited Chinese Researchers, recognizing 1,744 researchers in China across 38 different subject areas.

Developed in collaboration with ShanghaiResearch Consultancy, who provided the selection criteria, the list draws from the recently-released 2016 Best Chinese University Ranking report that is anchored on Elsevier’s Scopus research database and powered by metrics from SciVal analytics – both part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio.

In line with China’s continued efforts to establish itself as a leader in the field of international research, the list provides an important platform through which the community of researchers driving this progress can gain greater recognition and exposure.

“As China continues to grow its research output and the impact of that research increases, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy plays an important role in the promotion of the research excellence of Chinese universities,” said M’hamed el Aisati, Director of Content & Analytics, Elsevier. “Elsevier’s Scopus database and SciVal analytical tools are well-positioned to support SRC with their Best Chinese University Ranking reportsto enable Chinese universities set strategic priorities, make investment decisions and shape research development policies for the future.”


Note for Editors
Information on the methodology for the creation of this list may also be found at http://china.elsevier.com/ElsevierDNN/Portals/7/method.pdf (in Chinese).

About ShanghaiRanking Consultancy
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization on higher education information. It endeavors to study the characteristics of world research universities and various policies of universities and governments regarding lifting performance. ShanghaiRanking consultancy is the official publisher of Academic Ranking of World Universities, the first and one of the most influential global university rankings in the world.

About Scopus
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and features tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its comprehensive database contains 55+ million items indexed from 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software. Scopus is part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio which includes the SciVal tools, the Pure system, rich data assets and custom Analytical Services.

About Elsevier Research Intelligence
Elsevier Research Intelligence is a comprehensive research information management portfolio which improves the ability to establish, execute, and evaluate research strategies. The portfolio includes the new-generation SciVal tool, the Pure system, and our custom Analytical Services, as well as rich data assets like Scopus, and the reference management technology of Mendeley. Elsevier Research Intelligence enables research organizations, funders, policy-makers, and individual researchers to make better decisions, improve collaboration, attract investment, and optimize expenditure – all to enhance research strategy, execution, and performance.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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