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Arts and Sciences researchers recognized as highest-cited faculty worldwide

Roger RatcliffRoger Ratcliff, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Psychology, ranks among the top 1% worldwide in career-long citations across all scientific disciplines, according to a recent analysis published in PLoS Biology.

The research analyzed databases of standardized citation metrics spanning natural and mathematical sciences and social and behavioral sciences, ranking Ratcliff 1,184th out of nearly 160,000 applicable academics, and 15th in the field of experimental psychology.

Ratcliff’s research focuses on modeling application and methodology for rapid decision-making. His contributions to the field of cognitive psychology are vast, and his diffusion model of decision-making is used by researchers around the world.

Professor of psychology Janice Kiecolt-Glaser ranked 3,290th overall and 108th in the field of psychiatry. Professor of physics Eric Braaten ranked 4,057th overall and 55th in the field of nuclear and particle physics. Professor of psychology Russell Fazio ranked 4,254th overall and 55th in the field of social psychology.

Other College of Arts and Sciences faculty who placed in the top 15 of their respective fields include:

  • Alexander Wendt, professor in the Department of Political Science, ranked seventh in the field of international relations.
  • Eugenia Costa-Giomi, professor and interim director of the School of Music, ranked 14th in the field of music.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Professor and director of the School of Communication Michael Slater ranked 15th in the field of communication and media studies.

Led by Stanford University Professor John P. A. Ioannidis, the analysis is based on citations from Elsevier's Scopus, assessing scientists for career-long citation impact up until the end of 2019. The data is available to view via Mendeley Data.

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