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Highly Cited Researchers

An indicator of quality research is the number of highly cited and hot papers published by Wits authors in 2019 in ISI indexed journals. Highly cited and hot papers are ranked in the top 1% and 0.1% of all articles by number of citations, respectively.

In 2019 Wits published 35 and 7 highly cited and hot papers respectively. There is a similar indicator of research quality referred to for highly cited authors. These are people whose work is in the top 1% of global citations in their specific field.

In 2019, Wits had five such authors – three more than in 2018 and 2017. They are Professors Lee Berger, Lynn Morris, Derick Raal, Marie-Louise Newell and Steven Churchill.