York University researchers shine in Stanford list of world's top researchers

Using Scopus data provided by Elsevier, a research team at Stanford University led by statistician John Ioannidis published a list of the world’s top two per cent researchers. The list is essentially a published database of the most prolific – published – researchers. This is a science-wide author database of standardized citation indicators.

Published in PLOS BIOLOGY in late 2020, more than 80 York University researchers are included in this list of the world’s top two per cent researchers. The York researchers making the list are Professors Russell Belk (Schulich), Deborah Britzman (Education), Doug Crawford (Health), Jennifer Hyndman (Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change and Associate Vice-President Research), Leah Vosko (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies), Jianhong Wu (Science) and George Zhu (Lassonde and Inaugural Academic Director, Research Commons).

“This high-profile American study from Stanford acknowledges that York University’s researchers are trailblazers in their fields. York is a leading international teaching and research university and a driving force that advances knowledge and creates positive change. We have an enduring commitment to critical inquiry and the pursuit of new knowledge, and this study illustrates this leadership,” says York University's Vice-President Research & Innovation Amir Asif.

Asif also points out that the list reflects York’s tremendous diversity, as it includes professors from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Faculty of Science, the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Schulich School of Business.

To read the article, published in PLOS BIOLOGY, and see the 80+ researchers from York who made the list, visit the journal’s website.

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