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The ISI Highly Cited Researchers list identifies researchers who publish the highest number of papers in the one per cent most cited in a number of disciplinary areas.

A view of Oxford's colleges

The ISI Highly Cited Researchers list identifies those researchers who publish the highest number of papers in the one per cent most cited in a number of disciplinary areas.

The new December 2015 list shows that Oxford, with 30, has the highest number of such researchers in the UK.

Cambridge is second with 21, Imperial third with 18 and Edinburgh fourth with 11. On the global stage, some of the prominent US institutions have significantly higher numbers on the list: Harvard has 127, Stanford 65 and Berkeley 50. Caltech, which regularly tops a number of university league tables has 15 (consistent with having a much smaller staff complement).

The following researchers from MPLS departments are on the list (with the ISI specified research field in brackets):

Chemistry: Richard Compton (Chemistry)

Engineering Science/Physics: Donal Bradley (Materials Science)

Materials: Peter Bruce (Chemistry)

Physics: Jo Dunkley (Space Science), Philip Stier (Geosciences)

Plant Sciences: Andy Hector (Environment/Ecology), Lee Sweetlove (Plant and Animal Sciences)

Statistics: Peter Donnelly, Jonathan Marchini (both Molecular Biology and Genetics)

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