WorldFish scientist named among top researchers for third year running

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WorldFish’s Eddie Allison was named among the top 0.1 percent of researchers by Clarivate in 2020, 2021 and 2022, measured by the number of times other scientists cite his work in their research publications.
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WorldFish’s Eddie Allison was named among the top 0.1 percent of researchers by Clarivate in 2020, 2021 and 2022, measured by the number of times other scientists cite his work in their research publications.

WorldFish’s Eddie Allison was again named among the world’s top 0.1 percent of researchers by Clarivate in their annual list of Highly Cited Researchers (HCR). He also received this recognition in 2020 and 2021, making this the third year running he has been recognized as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers. 

“This is an acknowledgment of my contributions to a developing school of thought that promotes the crucial role that diverse aquatic foods and food systems approaches have in the agenda for sustainable development, working within research teams made up of my students, colleagues and collaborators,” said Allison who is acting director of sustainable aquatic foods systems at WorldFish on receiving the recognition for the third time.   

The recognition in Clarivate’s 2022 HCR list was measured by the number of times other scientists cite his work in their research publications. Allison was one of 6,938 scientists from across 70 countries/regions who made a major contribution to his area by publishing highly cited publications in the past ten years. The HCR list is made up of authors who publish many such articles and whose publications are in the top 1 percent of citations in each subject according to the Web of Science index. 

“This is a remarkable feat indeed and I applaud Dr. Eddie Allisson on this achievement. To be part of this list once is commendable enough but to be recognized for three years in a row shows his consistency in producing quality and impactful work that is relevant to the needs of the world,” said WorldFish Interim Director General Essam Yassin Mohammed who is also acting senior director of aquatic food systems at CGIAR.

Allison is an interdisciplinary researcher with more than 30 years of experience in academia and public policy. His widely recognized contributions to the field of aquatic food systems have influenced public policy in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America, North America and Europe. His work also addresses livelihoods, climate change adaptation and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development. 

Sean Lee Kuan Shern

Science Communications Specialist, Communications