Essex academics in the top 2% in the world for citations

By Rita Flores  

Essex social scientists have been listed in the top 100,000 of the world’s most cited academics, by the journal PLOS Biology. 

The report, published in the PLOS Biology Journal, evaluated and ranked about seven million scientists across 22 disciplines, which places Essex Social academics among the top 2% in the world. 

 The list was based on a series of metrics, including the career-long citation impact of their published research. 

 I was delighted to feature in this list of highly cited scholars as it is very encouraging to know that my research has been used and had an impact on advancing the field, ” said Professor Emily Grundy, from ISER. 

 Essex Business School also features in the list, Professor Elisabeth Kelan, whose work focuses on gender and leadership, said: “It is fantastic news for Essex Business School to be represented on this list and I am delighted that my work is recognised in that way. 

 Professor Kristian Gleditsch, who is the highest-ranked Essex social scientist in the report, said: I am very pleased to see so many of my younger colleagues in the Department of Government appear on the list based on 2019 citations. 

“Citations are an important way to measure scholarly influence, as they reflect actual attention and interest in your work by other researchers and main peers, recorded in academic journals,” he added. 

The full list of Social Sciences academics ranked in the global top 100,000 in PLOS Biology can be found here: