Professor Zhang Jianhua, Associate Vice-President (Global Research Collaboration) and Chair Professor of the Department of Biology, has been named on the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2022" by Clarivate Analytics. This is the second consecutive year that Professor Zhang has received the honour, and it recognises that his academic publications are highly cited by fellow academics in the Web of Science, the world's eminent citation database. The other researchers on the list are highly influential figures in academia and their research fields.
Professor Zhang is a renowned expert in plant stress physiology and the water-saving cultivation of field crops. His publications have been extensively cited more than 28,000 times. He was selected by the prestigious scientific journal Nature as one of the "five crop researchers who could change the world" in December 2008 for his research achievements on water-saving irrigation in China. He has also received the State Natural Science Award and the State Scientific and Technological Progress Award conferred by the State Council of China.
A total of 6,938 researchers from 69 countries and regions have been honoured this year, with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% of the Web of Science database by citations for relevant fields and publication year. They were selected by drawing on data from the Web of Science citation index, and the analysis was performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in Clarivate.
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