Every year, Clarivate Analytics prepares a list of ‘Highly Cited Researchers’, which acknowledges the contributions made by leading researchers in the natural sciences and the humanities. The 2016 list focuses on recent research work and for this purpose it only includes ‘highly cited papers’ published in natural science and humanities journals from 2004 to 2014 indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection. A ‘Highly Cited Paper’ is among the top 1% most frequently cited in its field and year of publication according to the Web of Science.
Further information: http://hcr.stateofinnovation.com/
Lists of the past years: http://hcr.stateofinnovation.com/page/archives