2020: UI Don Remains Nigeria’s Most Influential Researcher in the World

2020: UI Don Remains Nigeria’s Most Influential Researcher in the World
Professor Oye Gureje

For the second time in two years, Professor Oye Gureje of the University of Ibadan has been named Nigeria’s highly cited researcher in the world. Professor Gureje attained the same status in 2019.

According to the new report from the Clarivate, Professor Gureje is among 6,389 researchers considered in 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list. He is in 5,955th position. In 2019, Professor Gureje was in 5,807th out of 6,216 researchers considered during the year.

Examination of this year’s list indicates that researchers with more than one field of specialisation [cross-field] are 2,493 followed by clinical medicine researchers [482].   How do you become a highly cited researcher? Our analyst had earlier provided answers in his piece on how to be a global collaborative scholar with key lessons from Professor Gureje’s ability to concentrate his resources where they are needed most and using social capital.

Exhibit 1: Percent of Researchers by Specialisation

Source: Web of Science Group, 2020; Infoprations Analysis, 2020

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