The world list of highly cited researchers of 2018 includes four of the University of Valencia

(Left to right). Top: Josep Redón and Dolors Corella. Bottom: Juli Pausas and Artemi Cerdà.
(Left to right). Top: Josep Redón and Dolors Corella. Bottom: Juli Pausas and Artemi Cerdà.

Dolores Corella, Josep Redón, Artemi Cerdá and Juli Pausas, researchers of the University of Valencia, appear in the list Highly Cited Researchers 2018, the latest classification of the bibliometric data provider Clarivate Analytics. Three of them have multidisciplinary impact (Cerdá, Corella and Pauses) and one, in the field of Clinical Medicine (Redón).

Highly Cited Researchers is an annual list that selects the most influential specialists from around the world, for their exceptional research performance, measured by the production of highly cited articles that are in the top 1% in number of citations per field and Year in Web of Science Core Collection. The list includes its scientific production during the period 2006-2016 in one or more of the 21 fields used.

“This is a recognition of quality research carried out by UV researchers or their mixed institutes, based on the impact of their work in the scientific community over many years”, said Carlos Hermenegildo, vice-rector for Research of the University of Valencia.

The list includes approximately 6,000 researchers in 2018. 4,000 are in specific fields and approximately 2,000, in multidisciplinary fields, this being the first year in which researchers with multidisciplinary impact are identified.

Dolores Corella, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Valencia, is Jaume I Prize for Medical Research 2018. Head of the CIBEROBN group since 2006, she is also director of the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Research Unit at the University of Valencia since 1998. She has published more than 325 articles in international journals of great impact and has directed more than 20 doctoral theses. She is currently focusing her research on the integration of omics along with nutrition and gastronomy to provide a more holistic view of health. She is a pioneer in the development of Nutritional Genomics.

Josep Redón is Head of Internal Medicine at the Clinic Hospital of Valencia and Professor of Medicine at the University of Valencia. He has specialized in the study and research of hypertension and cardiovascular risk, an area in which he has participated in numerous national and international projects as a principal investigator. He has been president of the Spanish and European Society of Hypertension, evaluator of the National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective (ANECA) and has recently received the Award for Health Excellence from the European Institute of Health and Welfare. It has more than 300 publications in indexed journals.

Artemi Cerdá, Professor of Physical Geography at the Universitat de València, has collaborated in research projects on desertification and development in the United States, Holland, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Israel, among other countries; and has published more than 200 research articles in journals of international impact. He has been a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and is a member of the Soil Erosion and Degradation Research Group (SEDER). He is currently investigating the evolution of forest and agrarian areas affected by erosion, especially in vine growing areas.

The scientist Juli Pausas works in the Desertification Research Council (CIDE), a mixed entity of the Universitat de València, the Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Generalitat Valenciana, although he appears as the UV in the Clarivate list. His research focuses on the ecology and evolution of fire-prone ecosystems, specifically on the role of fire in the evolution of species and the structure of populations, communities and landscapes. He has worked specifically in Mediterranean ecosystems and savannas, has published more than 150 scientific articles and also four books on this subject. He is currently studying the role of fire and aridity in the structure of plant communities in Mediterranean ecosystems.


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