Claudia J. Coulton, the Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research and Social Change and Distinguished University Professor, and Dexter R. Voisin, the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Dean of Applied Social Sciences, are among the top 2% of most-cited researchers in the world, according to the Stanford University – Elsevier list, a science-wide author database of standardized citation indicators.
The database is created by experts at Stanford University, based on data from Elsevier’s Scopus, the publicly available abstract and citation database of 1.8+ billion cited references dating back to 1970. The most recent dataset is based on the August 1, 2021, snapshot from Scopus that is updated to the citation year 2020.
Citations show how many times a researcher's work is referenced in another scientific publication, demonstrating the lasting significance of their findings. The study collected data on more than six million scientists worldwide, narrowing the field to the top two percent.
Over 300 current or former Case Western Reserve University faculty members and scholars are also included in this category.
A related story appeared in The Daily on April 29, 2022.