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Clarivate Citation Laureates formerly 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. In October 2016, Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science Business was acquired by Onex and Baring Asia and the newly independent company was named as Clarivate.[1]

Clarivate Citation Laureates
Awarded forOutstanding contributions in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, and Economics
Presented byClarivate
First awarded1989
Currently held byVarious winners
WebsiteHall of Citation Laureates

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.[2][3][4]

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.[4][5] From 2002 to 2017, 43 Nobel Prize winners were produced from 300 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates.[6][7]

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."[5]

List of Citation Laureates

Citation Laureates (🎀 indicates Nobel Prize recipients)
Year Chemistry Physiology or Medicine Physics Economics
2014[8] 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🎀 2021
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[9] Carolyn R. Bertozzi
Emmanuelle Charpentier🎀 2020 and
Jennifer A. Doudna🎀 2020
John B. Goodenough🎀 2019 and
M. Stanley Whittingham🎀 2019
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[10] George M. Church and
Feng Zhang
Dennis Lo Yuk-Ming
Hiroshi Maeda and
Yasuhiro Matsumura
James P. Allison🎀 2018,
Jeffrey A. Bluestone and
Craig B. Thompson
Gordon J. Freeman,
Tasuku Honjo🎀 2018 and
Arlene H. Sharpe
Michael N. Hall,
David M. Sabatini and
Stuart L. Schreiber
Marvin L. Cohen
Ronald W.P. Drever,
Kip S. Thorne🎀 2017 and
Rainer Weiss🎀 2017
Celso Grebogi,
Edward Ott and
James A. Yorke
Olivier J. Blanchard
Edward P. Lazear
Marc J. Melitz
2017[11] John E. Bercaw,
Robert G. Bergman and
Georgiy B. Shul'pin
Jens Nørskov
Tsutomu Miyasaka,
Nam-Gyu Park and
Henry Snaith
Lewis C. Cantley
Karl J. Friston
Yuan Chang and
Patrick S. Moore
Phaedon Avouris,
Cornelis Dekker and
Paul McEuen
Mitchell J. Feigenbaum
Rashid A. Sunyaev
Colin F. Camerer and
George Loewenstein
Robert E. Hall
Michael C. Jensen,
Stewart Myers and
Raghuram Rajan
2018[12] Eric N. Jacobsen
George M. Sheldrick
JoAnne Stubbe
Minoru Kanehisa
Solomon H. Snyder
Napoleone Ferrara
David Awschalom and
Arthur C. Gossard
Sandra M. Faber
Yury Gogotsi,
Rodney S. Ruoff and
Patrice Simon
Manuel Arellano and
Stephen Bond
Wesley M. Cohen [de] and
Daniel A. Levinthal
David M. Kreps
2019[13] Rolf Huisgen and
Morten P. Meldal
Edwin Southern
Leroy Hood,
Marvin H. Caruthers and
Michael Hunkapiller
Hans Clevers
John Kappler and
Philippa Marrack
Karl Deisseroth,
Ernst Bamberg and
Gero Miesenböck
Artur Ekert
Tony Heinz
John Perdew
W. Brian Arthur
Ariel Rubinstein
Søren Johansen and
Katarina Juselius
2020[14] Moungi G. Bawendi,
Christopher B. Murray and
Taeghwan Hyeon
Stephen L. Buchwald and
John F. Hartwig
Makoto Fujita
Pamela J. Bjorkman and
Jack L. Strominger
Yusuke Nakamura
Huda Y. Zoghbi
Thomas L. Carroll and
Louis M. Pecora
Hongjie Dai and
Alex Zettl
Carlos S. Frenk,
Julio F. Navarro and
Simon D.M. White
David Dickey
Wayne A. Fuller and
Pierre Perron
Claudia Goldin
Steven T. Berry,
James A. Levinsohn and
Ariel Pakes
2021[15] Barry Halliwell
William L. Jorgensen
Mitsuo Sawamoto
Jean-Pierre Changeux
Toshio Hirano and Tadamitsu Kishimoto
Karl M. Johnson and Ho Wang Lee
Alexei Kitaev
Mark E. J. Newman
Giorgio Parisi🎀 2021
David B. Audretsch and
David Teece
Joel Mokyr
Carmen M. Reinhart, and
Kenneth S. Rogoff
2022[16] Zhenan Bao
Bonnie L. Bassler and E. Peter Greenberg
Daniel G. Nocera
Masato Hasegawa and Virginia Man-Yee Lee
Mary-Claire King
Stuart H. Orkin
Immanuel Bloch
Stephen R. Quake
Takashi Taniguchi and Kenji Watanabe
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson
Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
Richard A. Easterlin, Richard Layard and Andrew Oswald

See also


  1. ^ "Acquisition of the Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science Business by Onex and Baring Asia Completed". PR Newswire. October 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Cressey, Daniel (September 22, 2010). "Nobel predictions proliferate". Nature News & Comment (News blog).
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ a b Pendlebury, David (2011). "The Methodology Behind the Predictions" (Online access). Choosing Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
  5. ^ a b Pendlebury, David (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.
  6. ^ "Identifying extreme impact in research, Clarivate Analytics uses citations to forecast Nobel Prize winners". Clarivate Analytics. September 20, 2017. In 15 years, 43 Citation Laureates have gone on to receive Nobel honors
  7. ^ "Hall of Citation Laureates". Clarivate Analytics. Archived from the original on 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  8. ^ "2014 Predictions". Thomson Reuters.
  9. ^ "2015 Citation Laureates Infographic". Thomson Reuters.
  10. ^ "Web of Science Predicts 2016 Nobel Prize Winners". Thomson Reuters. September 21, 2016. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  11. ^ "The 2017 Clarivate Citation Laureates". Clarivate Analytics. Archived from the original on 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  12. ^ "The 2018 Clarivate Citation Laureates" (PDF). Clarivate Analytics.
  13. ^ "The 2019 Clarivate Citation Laureates" (PDF). Clarivate Analytics.
  14. ^ "Clarivate Reveals 2020 Citation Laureates - Annual List of Researchers of Nobel Class". PR Newswire. September 23, 2020.
  15. ^ "Clarivate Reveals 2021 Citation Laureates - Annual List of Researchers of Nobel Class". PR Newswire. September 22, 2021.
  16. ^ "Clarivate Reveals Citation Laureates 2022 - Annual List of Researchers of Nobel Class". Clarivate Plc. 21 September 2022.

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