Scholarly Publishing Round-up March 2019

Learn more about Highly Cited Researchers and new changes to My Bibliography.

Highly Cited Researchers List for 2018

Clarivate Analytics recently released the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list that identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during 2006-2016. These researchers are among those whose publications rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science. Several WU researchers earned distinction in multiple fields. Of the 6,000 researchers on the list, 34 researchers are currently associated with Washington University. A new “Cross-Field” category is noted for researchers with substantial influence across several fields during the last decade.

Last Name First Name Clarivate Analytics Category
Barch Deanna Cross-Field
Borecki Ingrid B. Molecular Biology & Genetics
Brownson Ross C. Social Sciences, general
Colditz Graham A. Cross-Field
Colonna Marco Immunology
Corbetta Maurizio Neuroscience & Behavior
DiPersio John F. Clinical Medicine
Diamond Michael S. Microbiology
Ding Li Clinical Medicine and Molecular Biology & Genetics
Dubberke Erik R. Social Sciences, general
Fagan Anne M. Neuroscience & Behavior
Feitosa Mary F. Molecular Biology & Genetics
Fraser Victoria J. Cross-Field
Fulton Lucinda Molecular Biology & Genetics
Fulton Robert S. Clinical Medicine and Molecular Biology & Genetics
Glasser Matthew F. Neuroscience & Behavior
Goate Alison M. Neuroscience & Behavior
Gordon Jeffrey I. Biology & Biochemistry and Microbiology
Govindan Ramaswamy Cross-Field
Heath Andrew C. Cross-Field
Holtzman David M. Neuroscience & Behavior
Larson David E. Cross-Field
Ley Timothy J. Cross-Field
Losos Jonathan B. Cross-Field
McLellan Michael D. Cross-Field
Morris John C. Neuroscience & Behavior
Murphy Kenneth M. Immunology
Petersen Steven E. Neuroscience & Behavior
Raichle Marcus E. Neuroscience & Behavior
Randolph Gwendalyn J. Immunology
Schreiber Robert D. Immunology
Sibley L. David Microbiology
Snyder Abraham Z. Neuroscience & Behavior
Van Essen David C. Neuroscience & Behavior


Changes Forthcoming for My Bibliography

NIH plans to launch a redesigned version of My Bibliography that is mobile-friendly and easier to use. In the meantime, NIH is seeking feedback on pilot testing of a trial version of My Bibliography using NCBI Labs for users to provide feedback for the redesigned version. See the announcement “Try Out a New Version of My Bibliography in NCBI Labs.”

Please note that this experimental My Bibliography does not connect to SciENcv or RPPR, and any updates will not be saved to your current My Bibliography account. For more information see the announcement “Big Changes Coming to My Bibliography in 2019!


Rapp-Learn J. What bioRxiv’s First 30,000 Preprints Reveal About Biologists. Nature News. January 22, 2019. “Researchers posted more preprints to the bioRxiv server in 2018 alone than in the four previous years, according to an analysis of the 37,648 preprints posted on the site in its first 5 years.”

Krumholz HM, Ross JS, Otto CM. Will Research Preprints Improve Healthcare for Patients? BMJ. 2018 Sep 24;362:k3628. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k3628. The authors discuss the pros and cons of research preprints and healthcare outcomes for patients.

Cristea IA, Cahan EM, Ioannidis JPA. Stealth Research: Lack of Peer‐Reviewed Evidence From Healthcare Unicorns. Eur J Clin Invest. 2019 Jan 28:e13072. doi: 10.1111/eci.13072. The authors discuss biomedical start-ups and the need for peer-reviewed literature to evaluate the credibility of the products and technologies developed by start-ups.

Finkel A. To Move Research From Quantity to Quality, Go Beyond Good Intentions. Nature. February 2019.  Dr. Finkel, Australia’s chief scientist, outlines a plan to move from quantity to quality to promote the rigor and reproducibility of published research. One approach is the Rule of Five: “candidates present their best five papers over the past five years, accompanied by a description of the research, its impact and their individual contribution. The exact numbers are immaterial: what matters is the focus on quality.”

Wallis C. Are All Our Organs Vital? Scientific American. March 2019.  doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0319-20. What role do our tonsils, appendix and other body parts play our overall health?