• Annual list from Clarivate Analytics identifies researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year

(Pasaia, November, 27th 2018) Dr. Ángel Borja, AZTI’s researcher expert in Marine Biology has been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List. Now in its fifth year, the citation analysis identifies influential researchers as determined by their peers around the globe – those who have consistently won recognition in the form of high citation counts over a decade.

Ángel Borja is Doctor Honoris Causa in Sciences by the University of Hull (2015) and SETAC Award on Environmental Education (2017); works in AZTI as main researcher (since 1985). He was formerly Head of the Department of Oceanography and Head of the Marine Environment Area, at AZTI. He has published >230 papers, chapters and books. After Science Watch is one of the most cited authors in environment-ecology, having an Hindex of 49 (SCOPUS). He has participated in >100 national and European projects. He works in implementing methods for the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: assessment method, indicators, monitoring, integrative assessment, marine spatial planning, goods and services valuation, etc. He is editor and member of the editorial boards of 5 international journals (Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal of Sea Research, Continental Shelf Research, Marine Pollution Bulletin and Ecological Indicators). He is member of the scientific committee of the European Environment Agency since 2013. He coordinated (2012-2016) the 7th EU FP project DEVOTES (DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status), a 12 M euros project with 23 partners.

Placement on the list has been recognized as a significant achievement for those named. The Web of Science serves as the basis for regular listings of researchers whose citation records position them in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

This year’s list continues to recognize researchers whose citation records position them in the very highest strata of influence and impact as it includes 17 Nobel laureates, including two announced this year: James P. Allison, Physiology or Medicine, and William D. Nordhaus, Economic Sciences. Also included are 56 Clarivate Analytics Citation Laureates – individuals who, through citation analysis, we have identified as researchers ‘of Nobel class’ and potential Nobel Prize recipients.

Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific & Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics warmly congratulated the researchers on their appearance in this year’s list: “Congratulations to your distinguished colleague Dr. Ángel Borja at AZTI. The advancement of scientific endeavor represents a critical activity for individual research institutions and entire nations. The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which his work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society – contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable.”

The full Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list and executive summary can be found online at https://clarivate.com/hcr/

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