As per a recent study by Stanford University, USA, seven scientists from ICRISAT are among the top 2% of Indian scientists in the world ranking in their respective subject areas. The study presents an update to citation databases of top-cited scientists across all scientific fields, including more granular information on diverse indicators. Authors of the study analyzed data using citations from Scopus with data freeze as of May 6, 2020, assessing scientists for career-long citation impact up until the end of 2019 and for citation impact during the single calendar year 2019. The study was published in the PLOS Biology journal.
The study selected the top 2% of scientists from India under different subject areas; seven among them are from ICRISAT. The featured ICRISAT scientists and their worldwide ranking in respective subject areas are Dr Rajeev K Varshney, rank 123; Dr KL Sahrawat, rank 153; Dr HC Sharma, rank 217; Dr Hari D Upadhyaya, rank 652, Dr Vincent Vadez, rank 680; Dr PS Roy, rank 867 and Dr Peter Carberry, rank 953.
The study can be seen as a testament to the fact that research outputs generated by ICRISAT scientists serves as an International Public Goods for the global scientific community and in advancing scientific studies across focused subject areas. The implementation of these findings on the ground benefit smallholder farmers in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
“It always feels good when your work is recognized and, more importantly, when it is utilized for the global good,” said Dr Varshney. “I am sure the research we carry out at ICRISAT together with partners and collaborators contributes significantly towards the global effort to fight against food insecurity and malnutrition,” he added.
To learn more about research work of featured ICRISAT scientists and their publications visit their profile section on ICRISAT Open Access Repository. Peter Carberry, OAR Link; Hari D Upadhyaya, OAR Link; Hari C Sharma, OAR Link; Rajeev K Varshney, OAR Link; KL Sahrawat, OAR Link; Vincent Vadez, OAR Link; PS Roy, OAR Link.
In addition to assessing scientists for career-long citation impact up until the end of 2019, this study also provides citation impact during the single calendar year 2019, which features Drs Rajeev K Varshney, Vincent Vadez, Hari D Upadhyaya and Manish K Pandey from ICRISAT.