Thursday, 23 March 2023

Four professors from the University of Kelaniya among the World’s Top 2% of scientists

Four Professors from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kelaniya, Janaka de Silva (Department of Medicine), Nilanthi de Silva (Department of Parasitology, and the Vice-Chancellor), Anurahani Kasturiratne (Department of Public Health)

and Asita de Silva (Department of Pharmacology) were ranked among the World’s Top 2% Scientists in the updated Science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators published on 10th of October 2022.

The analysis was performed by a team from Stanford University, USA using Scopus data provided by Elsevier. The four professors are among 38 scientists based in Sri Lanka who were included in the list. 

Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. Field-specific and subfield-specific percentiles are provided for all scientists with at least 5 papers. Single recent year data pertain to citations received during the calendar year 2021. The selection was based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field. The calculation was performed using all Scopus author profiles as of the 1st of September 2022. The database of top-cited scientists provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator (c-score).


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