PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today announced the 2009 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners in the sciences and in economics to be announced from October 5-12.
Thomson Reuters is the only organization to use quantitative data to make annual predictions of Nobel Prize winners.
Each year, data from ISI Web of Knowledge((R)), the world's largest citation environment of the highest quality scholarly literature, is used to quantitatively determine the most influential researchers in the Nobel categories of Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Economics. These high-impact researchers are named Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates and predicted to be Nobel Prize winners, either this year or in the near future, based on the citation impact of their published research.
Since 2002, 15 Citation Laureates have gone on to win Nobel Prizes.
"We choose our Citation Laureates by assessing citation counts and the number of high-impact papers they have produced while identifying discoveries or themes that may be considered worthy of recognition by the Nobel Committee," said David Pendlebury, Citation Analyst at Thomson Reuters. "A strong correlation exists between citations in scientific literature and peer esteem. Professional awards, like the Nobel Prize, are also a reflection of peer esteem."
The Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates typically rank among the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of researchers in their fields, based on citations of their published papers over the last two or three decades.
The 2009 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates by Nobel Prize category are as follows:
|SOURCE Thomson Reuters|
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved