Scientist Rankings in Psychiatry & Psychology, 1997-2007

May 2008

The data below were Based on data in Essential Science IndicatorsSM. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to October 2007, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Reuters. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Reuters’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Naturally, scientists publishing large numbers of papers have a greater likelihood of collecting more citations than scientists publishing fewer papers. This ranking is by total citations. For articles with multiple authors, each author receives full, not fractional, citation credit. Another ranking could be based on citations per paper, which reveals weighted impact.

Based on total citations. Based on data in Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters, January 1997 to October 2007.

Rank Scientist Papers Citations Citations
Per
Paper
1 KESSLER, Ronald C.
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Harvard University
School of Medicine,
Boston, MA, USA
138 8,514 61.70
2 BIEDERMAN, J
Harvard University
School of Medicine and
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA USA
229 6,769 29.56
3 FARAONE, Stephen V. 
Upstate Medical Center,
State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, USA
213 6,392 30.01
4 KENDLER, Kenneth S.
Virginia Commonwealth University,
Richmond, VA, USA
176 5,978 33.97
5 RUTTER, Michael
University of London,
King’s College,
Institute of Psychiatry,
London, England, UK
114 5,068 44.46
6 AKISKAL, Hagop S.
Veterans Administration Medical Center,
San Diego, CA, USA
144 4,869 33.81
7 KECK, Paul E.
University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH, USA
135 4,838 35.84
8 MURRAY, Robin M.
University of London,
King’s College,
Institute of Psychiatry,
London, England, UK
163 4,685 28.74
9 MCELROY, Susan L.
University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH, USA
116 4,659 40.16
10 CASPI, Avshalom
University of London,
King’s College,
Institute of Psychiatry,
London, England, UK
102 4,548 44.59

Essential Science Indicators lists authors ranked in the top 1% for a field over a given period, based on total citations. It can be noted that Biederman and Faraone were frequent co-authors on a number of highly cited papers dealing with ADHD. Keck and McElroy were also frequent co-authors of a number of highly cited papers concerning schizophrenia and bipolar mania. In addition to ADHD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and autism were the other dominant subjects of papers by the authors listed in the table. For the current version, 2,190 authors are listed in the field of psychiatry and psychology, meaning that a total of approximately 219,000 author records were reviewed to obtain these results.

Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Reuters.

This item also appeared in the Times Higher Education magazine, reprinted with their permission.

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