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17 December, 2020
MRU Prof. Paulo Pereira One of Most Highly-Cited Researchers Globally
Faculty of Public Governance and Business

Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) is proud to announce that Prof. Paulo Pereira, one of our academics, has been listed on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from Clarivate. Prof. Pereira, a native of Portugal, has been a member of the Faculty for the last 11 years and conducts environmental research.

“For Mykolas Romeris University and for the country it is a big recognition of the quality and dissemination of research,” said Pereira after the announcement was made.

Prof. Pereira is only one of three researchers in Lithuania to be so recognized.

The highly anticipated 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 methodology that determines the “who’s who” of influential researchers draws on the data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. It also uses the tallies to identify the countries and research institutions where these scientific elite are based.

“This is not about one article. This is an evaluation of the research we are doing here for the last decade. My team and network are the soul of all this,” said Prof. Pereira.

• Also included are 66 Citation Laureates: individuals recognized by Clarivate, through citation analysis, as ‘of Nobel class’ and potential Nobel Prize recipients.

• Some truly extraordinary Highly Cited Researchers appear in more than one ESI category. Of the researchers named as Highly Cited in the 21 ESI fields, nine researchers showed exceptional broad performance, recognized for being highly cited in three or more categories. They are a truly global group – in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers at Mykolas Romeris University who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”

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