Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent information, publishes an annual list of scientists who have won acclaim and approval by their peers. Thomson Reuters states that nine million researchers publish approximately two million academic papers every year. The researchers acknowledged in their 2015 report received recognition based on the number of highly cited papers they produced over an 11-year period from 2003 to 2013.
Reuter’s 2015 report entitled, “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” lists nine HHS and McMaster researchers as major contributors. These researchers are scientists whose work is among the most referenced by other researchers worldwide. The researchers include six researchers in clinical medicine and four researchers in social sciences. Gord Guyatt is the only Canadian researcher whose name appears under both clinical medicine and social sciences.
The Report lists Stuart Connolly, John Eikelboom, Koon Teo, and Salim Yusuf from the Department of Medicine and Gord Guyatt and Janice Pogue from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics under clinical medicine. The Report lists Jan Brozek, Gord Guyatt, and Holger Schünemann from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Roman Jaeschke from the Department of Medicine.
Acknowledgement by one’s peers is the greatest compliment and perhaps most telling indicator of the value of one’s research. The reports’ author states, “these researchers are among the most influential scientific minds of our time”.