The 2023 update of the ranking compiled by Plos Biology and Elsevier, conducted by researchers from Stanford University, honors 22 scientists of CoEHAR among the most cited scientists globally.
The latest update of the database “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” was released in October 2023.
The annually updated database recognizes excellence in the field of scientific research, selected from a sample of 100,000 researchers and divided into 22 different scientific areas and 176 additional sub-fields.
Professor Riccardo Polosa, founder of CoEHAR, remains one of the most cited scientists in the world in his field, recognized for the quality of contributions in the field of research applied to smoking harm reduction.
However, this year, in addition to Professor Polosa, 21 researchers from the Center of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction of the University of Catania are honored for their work and included in the database. They are: Sebastiano Battiato, Antonino Belfiore, Aldo Calogero, Filippo Caraci, Rosita A. Condorelli, Filippo Drago, Margherita Ferrante, Antonio Gagliano, Fabio Galvano, Giuseppe Grasso, Antonino Gulino, Gaetano Isola, Rosalia Maria Leonardi, Sandro La Vignera, Giovanni Li Volti, Gea Oliveri Conti, Eugenio Pedullà, Venerando Rapisarda, Martino Ruggieri.
Among the CoEHAR excellences, there are also some Council members from different universities: Emmanuele Jannini from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and Maria Luisa Brandi from the University of Florence
It is worth noting that the Plos Biology database is the most important method of scientific analysis of global research. To compile it, six different citation parameters are used, including the total number of publications and the number of times an article related to a scientific study in which the scientist in question is a single or first author is cited.
Italian version of the article available HERE.