The DMACS has 4 researchers within the top 2%

According to a bibliometric study published in Plos Biology

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M. Concepción Ramos Martín, José A. Martínez Casasnovas, Daniel ChemisanaVillegas i Ramon J. Batalla Villanueva

According to a bibliometric study published in the journal Plos One, a total of 15 researchers from the University of Lleida are in the database of the 159,000 most cited scientists around the world in the period 1960-2019. This database has been compiled by experts from Stanford University (USA), the scientometry company SciTech Strategies Inc. and the scientific publisher Elsevier. Specifically, the study was published by Ioannidis et al. (2020) in the journal Plos Biology. Of these 15 researchers, 4 belong to the Department of the Environment and Soil Sciences, which is the second department of the UdL after the one of Food Technology in number of researchers in this database. Specifically, it is Prof. Dra. María Concepción Ramos Martín and Prof. Dr. José Antonio Martínez Casasnovas, Daniel Chemisana Villegas and Ramon J. Batalla Villanueva.

This database provides standardized information on citations, h index, co-authored hm index, citations to articles in different positions of authorship and a composite indicator, and includes 176 areas of knowledge within the disciplines of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Biology; Biomedical research; Architecture and Urbanism; Chemistry; Clinical medicine; Communication and Textual Studies; Environmental and Earth Sciences; Economy and Finance; Instrumental and strategic technologies; Engineering; History; Information and Communication Technologies; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy and Theology; Physics and Astronomy; Psychology and Cognitive Sciences; Public health and health services; Social Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts.

According to the head of the DMACS, José A. Martínez, “that a department like ours has 4 researchers in this list that brings together 2% of the most cited authors in the world, and in such a long period, is a sign of dedication and of the job well done; no longer only at the individual level but at the collective level of the department ”.

Ioannidis JPA, Boyack KW, Baas J (2020) Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators. PLoS Biol 18(10): e3000918.