Seven Academics from Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, among the World’s Top 2% of scientists

Eight UOC Researchers Ranked Among the World’s Top 2% of Scientists 2023 Release On October 4, 2023, Elsevier released an updated dataset titled “Updated Science-Wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators.” This comprehensive analysis was conducted by a team of experts led by Professor John P.A. Ioannidis from Stanford University in the USA. Notably, the study recognized the achievements of 50 Sri Lankan scientists, including eight University of Colombo researchers.

The analysis presented separate datasets for career-long and recent-year impact metrics, classifying scientists into 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields, as per the standard Science-Metrix classification. The career-long data were updated to include information up to the end of 2022, while the recent-year data specifically covered citations received during the calendar year 2022. The selection criteria were stringent: scientists had to either rank among the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or achieve a percentile rank of 2% or higher within their respective sub-field.

In the list of the top 2% scientists for the single year 2022, Emeritus Professor Kamini Mendis, Emeritus Professor Saroj Jayasinghe, Professor Senaka Rajapakse, Professor Nadira D. Karunaweera, Professor Priyanga Ranasinghe, Professor Ranil Jayawardena, and Dr Meran Keshawa Ediriweera were included. Also, Emeritus Professor Kamini Mendis, Emeritus Professor W D Ratnasooriya, Emeritus Professor Saroj Jayasinghe, Professor Senaka Rajapakse, and Professor Nadira D. Karunaweera were part of the Career-long top 2% scientists list.

For more detailed information, including the full paper and datasets, please refer to the link here.

Congratulations to the UCFM academics.