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CIMMYT scientists recognized for impact

Researchers listed among world’s most influential scholars, based on citations.


Three scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have been included in the Highly Cited Researchers list for 2021, published by the Web of Science Group.

The list recognizes researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their field, or across 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.

Called a “who’s who” of influential researchers, the list draws on data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate, the company which publishes the list.

This year, the three CIMMYT scientists listed are:

  • Jill Cairns: CIMMYT Maize physiologist.
  • Matthew Reynolds: CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist and Head of Wheat Physiology.
  • Ravi Singh: CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist and Head of Bread Wheat Improvement.

For more information, you can view the full Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list and information on the methodology.