Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates

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Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates
Awarded for Outstanding contributions in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, and Economics
Country International
Presented by Thomson Reuters
Reward(s) Recognition
First awarded 1989
Last awarded 2012
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 citation 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.[1][2][3]

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.[3][4] Since 2002, 37 Nobel Prize winners were produced from Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates.[5]

The Thomson Reuters list are researchers who have been cited often in the previous two or more decades, "write multiple high-impact reports, and do so over many years."[4]

List of Citation Laureates[edit]

Citation Laureates
Year Chemistry Physiology or Medicine Physics Economics
2014[6] Graeme Moad,
Ezio Rizzardo and
San H. Thang
Charles T. Kresge,
Ryong Ryoo and
Galen D. Stucky
Ching W. Tang and
Steven Van Slyke
James E. Darnell,
Robert G. Roeder and
Robert Tjian
David Julius
Charles Lee,
Stephen W. Scherer and
Michael H. Wigler
Charles L. Kane,
Laurens W. Molenkamp and
Shoucheng Zhang
Yoshinori Tokura,
Ramamoorthy Ramesh and
James F. Scott
Peidong Yang
Philippe Aghion and
Peter Howitt
William J. Baumol and
Israel M. Kirzner
Mark Granovetter
2015[7] Carolyn R. Bertozzi
Emmanuelle Charpentier and
Jennifer A. Doudna
John B. Goodenough and
M. Stanley Whittingham
Jeffrey I. Gordon
Kazutoshi Mori and
Peter Walter
Alexander Y. Rudensky,
Shimon Sakaguchi and
Ethan M. Shevach
Paul B. Corkum and
Ferenc Krausz
Deborah S. Jin
Zhong Lin Wang
Richard Blundell
John A. List
Charles F. Manski
2016[8] George M. Church and
Feng Zhang
Dennis Lo Yuk-Ming
Hiroshi Maeda and
Yasuhiro Matsumura
James P. Allison,
Jeffrey A. Bluestone and
Craig B. Thompson
Gordon J. Freeman,
Tasuku Honjo and
Arlene H. Sharpe
Michael N. Hall,
David M. Sabatini and
Stuart L. Schreiber
Marvin L. Cohen
Ronald W.P. Drever,
Kip S. Thorne and
Rainer Weiss
Celso Grebogi,
Edward Ott and
James A. Yorke
Olivier J. Blanchard
Edward P. Lazear
Marc J. Melitz

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cressey, Daniel (September 22, 2010). "Nobel predictions proliferate". Nature News & Comment - news blog. Nature Publishing Group. .......coverage of research and science policy, brought to you by Nature’s news team 
  2. ^ "Twenty-one 'Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates' Recognized for Their Contributions to the Advancement of Science". PR Newswire. Philadelphia and London: PR Newswire Association LLC. 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  3. ^ a b Pendlebury, David (2010, 2011). "The Methodology Behind the Predictions" (Online access). Choosing Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2011-09-08.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ a b Pendlebury, David (2010, 2011). "The Process and the Results" (Online access). Choosing Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2011-09-08. Citation Laureates have been cited so often in the last two or more decades that these scientists typically rank in the top 0.1% in their research areas. Not only do Citation Laureates have stratospheric citation totals, they also typically write multiple high-impact reports, and do so over many years.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Thomson Reuters Forecasts Nobel Prize Winners". Thomson Reuters. September 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 Predictions". Thomson Reuters. 
  7. ^ "2015 Citation Laureates Infographic". Thomson Reuters. 
  8. ^ "Web of Science Predicts 2016 Nobel Prize Winners". Thomson Reuters. September 21, 2016. 

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