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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 Web of Science indexed journals. Highly cited and hot papers are ranked in the top 1% and 0.1% of all articles by number of citations in the field, respectively.

Over the last nine years Wits has always has at least one highly cited scholar. Indeed in 2019 we had five, namely Professors Lee BergerLynn MorrisDerick Raal, Marie-Louise Newell and Steven Churchill.

One of the scholars, Professor Derik Raal, has appeared three times: in 2019, 2021 and 2022. Our most crowned scholar in recent years is Professor Lynn Morris who appeared on the list no fewer than 5 years in a row (2015 – 2019).