A total of 6,849 people received the "Highly Cited Researchers 2023" award. Among them are 41 researchers working in Austria. One of them is Gerald Gartlehner from the University for Continuing Education Krems, who is once again (as in 2021 and 2022) one of the world’s most cited scientists. The list of "Highly Cited Researchers" is compiled annually by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) of the data company Clarivate.

Publications from the last eleven years were used to find the most cited researchers in 2023. In addition to the number of publications in journals, the number of times a paper has been cited by other colleagues is a measure of the scientific importance of a researcher's work. "Highly cited researchers" are all those researchers who are in the top one percent in their field in the year of the survey. In this way, Clarivate Data identifies scientists who are making a significant and broad impact in their field.

"I am personally delighted to have received this award for the third year in a row. It is also a great recognition of our scientific work as a department at the University for Continuing Education Krems. It shows that evidence-based health research is of high scientific and societal relevance and that the University for Continuing Education Krems has developed a successful research focus," says Prof. Gerald Gartlehner, head of the Department for Evidence-Based Medicine and Evaluation at the University for Continuing Education Krems.

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