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Title:The Characteristics of Highly Cited Researchers in China
Author(s):Wei, Yahui; He, Shanping
Subject(s):highly cited researchers
career stage
Abstract:Highly cited researchers are a small group of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to pioneering the frontier, creating knowledge for society, and reform and innovation. To some extent, highly cited researchers reflect the commanding height of a country's talents. We analyze the characteristics of Chinese researchers who have been selected for at least three years in the list of highly cited researchers from 2014 to 2019. The study found that there are obvious gender differences among Chinese highly cited researchers 95% of them are male. About 80% of the highly cited researchers come from “985” project universities and Chinese Academy of Sciences institute. Moreover, most Chinese HCRs are researchers with multidisciplinary backgrounds, and most of them come from the natural sciences. More than half of the top scientists (53.94%) were selected as highly cited researchers for the first time during the development period of their careers. The results also shown that Chinese highly cited researchers have produced the most academic papers in the mature period and the first six years of the recession period. When recruiting talents, institutions can focus on the people in the development or mature period, which can bring the maximum benefits to the institutions quickly.
Issue Date:2021-03-17
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 is held by Yahui Wei and Shanping He. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-03-19

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