27 Iranians in world's top scientists list
Twenty seven Iranian scientists have been named among the 100-member-list of the most prominent scientists in the world, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has announced, Press TV reported.
The ISI, now part of the Healthcare & Science business of the multi-billion dollar Thomson Reuters Corporation, has put 27 Iranians in different scientific fields were registered among the world's most prominent scientists.
Mohammad-Reza Ganjali was put in the 48th place to be the highest-ranking Iranian in the list.
On choosing the scientists, the ISI took into consideration their world ranking; the university, the field of the education as well as the h-index for each nominee, IRIB quoted Parviz Olya, an Iranian Health Ministry official, as saying.
The h-index measures both the scientific productivity and the apparent scientific impact of a scientist.
It is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other people's publications.