Dr. Riley Dunlap: Highly Citied Researcher 2019

The Department of Sociology would like to congratulate Regents and Dresser Professor Emeritus
Dr. Riley Dunlap on making the Web of Science list of
Highly Cited Researchers 2019!

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From our Department Head, Dr. Tamara Mix:

"Hello all –

Please join me in congratulating Riley for his inclusion in the Web of Science list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2019!”

Riley wrote:Got some very nice news (I had been alerted it would be coming a few weeks ago) that I am included in the Web of Science's list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2019."  It's really cool, and is based on citations to my publications from 2008 to 2019--many with Aaron (who also made the list).   I'm including a bit of info from the report on methods below.  We are both in the "Social Sciences, General" category, which includes all soc scis except Econ (and not Psych).  There's only 204 of us around the world, and I don't see ANY other US sociologists on the list.  This was indeed a very productive period for me, and the work on climate change denial and polarization in particular I published (with Aaron and some others) really got a lot of attention--and continues to do so.”

Here is more information about the accomplishment:

Researchers are selected for their exceptional influence and performance in one or more of 21 fields (those used in Essential Science Indicators,1 or ESI) or across several fields. 6,216 researchers are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2019 – 3,725 in specific fields and 2,491 for cross-field performance.

This is the second year that researchers with cross-field impact have been identified. The number of researchers selected in each field is based on the square root of the population of authors listed on the field’s highly cited papers. The number of those with cross-field influence is determined by finding those who have influence equivalent to those identified in the 21 fields.

For the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 analysis, the papers surveyed were the most recent papers available to us – those published and cited during 2008-2018 and which at the end of 2018 ranked in the top 1% by citations for their ESI field and year (the definition of a highly cited paper). The threshold number of highly cited papers for selection differs by field, with Clinical Medicine requiring the most and Economics & Business the fewest. A second criterion for selection is a count of citations by a researcher’s peers to highly cited papers that ranks the individual in the top 1% by total citations in an ESI field for the period surveyed.

Congratulations, Riley!"

To see Dr. Dunlap's page, including cv, contact info, links to other profiles, and bio, click here.

To see the entire list of High Cited Researchers, click here.
You can also view the Web of Science "Understand what it means to be a Highly Cited Researcher" document here.