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CIMMYT scientists recognized for impact

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

Four scientists working with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have been recognized as 2020 recipients of the Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researchers list.

The honor recognizes exceptional research performance demonstrated by the production of multiple papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year, according to the Web of Science citation indexing service.

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 2020 CIMMYT honorees include:

  • JosĂ© Luis Francisco Crossa: CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist.
  • Julio Huerta: CIMMYT-seconded wheat breeder and rust geneticist with Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, AgrĂ­colas y Pecuarias (INIFAP).
  • Matthew Reynolds: CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist, wheat physiologist and member, Mexican Academy of Sciences.
  • Ravi Singh: CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist and Head of Bread Wheat Improvement.

“I congratulate my colleagues in the Global Wheat Program for this excellent recognition of their important work,” said incoming CIMMYT Global Wheat Program Director Alison Bentley.

For more information, you can view the full Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list and information on the methodology.