Poles among most-cited scientists in the world

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A group of 726 scientists from Poland are featured on a list of the top two-percent most-cited scientists, published by PLOS Biology, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology.

The most-cited scientist from Poland was the late Prof. Zdzislaw Pawlak, a specialist in mathematics and computer science from the University of Warsaw. He held 1827th place in the world ranking.

In total, the list included nearly 160,000 specialists from 22 disciplines, further divided into 176 more specific fields.

The list took into account the lifetime achievements of researchers, until 2019.

The ranking was based on a complex algorithm, including the Hirsch index, a measure introduced in 2005 which measures both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.