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Meyer-Lindenberg among the Highly Cited Researchers

For the eighth time in a row, CIMH-Researcher Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg is listed among the world’s most cited scientists who are considered particularly influential.

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In the category "Cross-Field", Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg is listed as one of the most cited scientists worldwide. Photo: ZI © Daniel Lukac

Researchers whose work is cited particularly frequently in specialist circles and who are considered particularly influential are identified each year in the “Highly Cited Researchers” ranking. Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Chairman of the Board of the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim and Medical Director of the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, is once again a CIMH-Researcher on the list. This means that he is also one of the world’s most influential scientists in 2021. He is listed for the eighth time in a row. 

Great influence across disciplinary boundaries

Meyer-Lindenberg is listed in the “Cross-Field” category, which represents influence across disciplinary boundaries. He develops novel treatment methods for severe mental disorders, especially schizophrenia. To do this, Meyer-Lindenberg uses multimodal imaging, genetics and environmental sensing techniques to characterize brain networks that underlie risk for mental illness and cognitive dysfunction.

Over 6,600 scientists worldwide identified as highly influential

Publications are considered “highly cited” if, among other things, they are among the “top 1 percent” of the most cited publications in a particular scientific field. 6,602 researchers worldwide are on this year’s list, including 3,774 scientists in specific subjects and 2,828 in “cross-field”. The largest number of scientists listed in 2021 continues to work in the USA (2,622), followed by China (935) and the UK (492). Germany is listed in fifth place (331), behind Australia (332). These five countries together account for more than two-thirds of all “Highly Cited Researchers”. They are followed by the Netherlands (207), Canada (196), France (146), Spain (109) and Switzerland (102). The company Clarivate specialises in the analysis of scientific data and has published the list of the most frequently cited scientists every year since 2014. 

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