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Mark Nichter Ranks in Top 2% among Most Cited

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter was just informed that he is on a list of the top 2 per cent of scientists globally. Dr. Nichter earned a highly respectable rank of 300 in the field of Public Health out of 48,533 authors. Stanford University recently released a list that represents the top 2 per cent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. The exhaustive list has 1,59,683 [sic] persons. This large database created by experts at Stanford University led by Dr. John Ioannidis is based on data from Scopus that ranks journals and gives a citation index. The database includes the top 2 percent of scientists of the world from different fields on the basis of standardized citation indications. These include information on the number of citations, H-Index, co-authorship, and a composite indicator. The results were published in PloS Biology recently and they have been classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields.  

Citation: Ioannidis JPA, Boyack KW, Baas J (2020) Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators. PLoS Biol 18(10): e3000918.

Nichter, Two Med Anthro Alums Speak at Raising Our Voices Session 

In other news, Dr. Nichter spoke last Friday, November 6, 2020, as part of an ARHE Live Streamed session at AAA’s Raising Our Voices 2020 titled “Anthropological Insights for Rapid Mobilization During COVID-19 and Other Health Emergencies.” Anthropological Responses to Health Emergencies (ARHE) is a Special Interest Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology. The session was co-organized by SoA medical anthropology Ph.D. Elizabeth Cartwright (1998; Professor of Anthropology, Idaho State University), and Ph.D. alum Kristin Hedges (2012; Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Grand Valley State University) was a speaker.

Anthro News Digest date: 11/13/2020