Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates
|Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates|
|Awarded for||Outstanding contributions in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, and Economics|
|Presented by||Thomson Reuters|
|Currently held by||Various winners|
|Official website||Hall of Citation Laureates|
Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates is a list of candidates considered likely to win the Nobel Prize in their respective field. The candidates are so named based on the impact of their published research. The list of awardees is announced annually prior to the Nobel Prize ceremonies of that year.
Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates was established in 1989. The list pertains to likely Nobel Prize winners in medicine, chemistry, physics, and economics. There appears to be a correlation between high citation rates for a published researcher and the award of prestigious accolades. Furthermore, citation rates disclose researchers furnishing instrumental contributions that advance the science of their respective field. Finally, choosing one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of the highest impact papers winnows the analysis to the topics and people most likely to be selected by Nobel selection committee. 
However, the selection process of the Nobel selection committee is more complex than the above. At least one from the list of Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates has won a Nobel Prize each year since 1989, except for 1993 and 1996.
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- Official website
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