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CSUF Faculty Are Among Top 2% of Cited Authors in the World

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Twenty-one Cal State Fullerton faculty members have been recognized as among the top 2% of cited authors worldwide. Their research publications have been mentioned numerous times in papers published by other researchers and scholars.

Elsevier, a global leader in information and analytics, recently published the 2023 “Updated Sciencewide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators.” The publication provides a list of the top 2% cited scholars globally. 

“Having their research publications cited by their peers globally demonstrates the impact of faculty scholarship,” said Binod Tiwari, associate vice president for research and sponsored projects.

“We consistently have many CSUF faculty included in the list of the top 2% globally cited researchers every year. This recognition is a testament to the impactful research CSUF faculty members perform while being excellent educators and teachers in their classrooms. Their works deserve celebration.”

The report includes separate data for career-long and single-year impact. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields. 

Career-long data are updated to the end of 2022, and single-year data pertain to citations received during the same calendar year. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists, with and without self-citations or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field. 

Ten CSUF faculty members, including those who are retired or deceased, have been listed for both career-long as well as single-year impact as the top 2% cited scholars. Eleven other faculty members were recognized either for their career-long or single-year impact.

Cal State Fullerton is ranked third in the California State University system for the recent single-year citation. 

The faculty members’ subject areas include such disciplines as information systems and decision sciences, human communication studies, chemistry, biological science, psychology, kinesiology and finance.  

CSUF faculty members recognized on the 2% list for combined career citations and the 2023 citations are:

  • Michael H. Birnbaum, professor emeritus of psychology
  • Tammy Drezner, lecturer emeritus of information systems and decision sciences
  • Zvi Z. Drezner, professor emeritus of information systems and decision sciences 
  • William B. Gudykunst, professor of human communication studies (deceased)
  • Maria C. Linder, professor of chemistry and biochemistry (deceased) 
  • Richard A. Lippa, professor emeritus of psychology 
  • Geoffrey Lovelace, professor of physics
  • Roberta E. Rikli, professor emeritus of kinesiology and former dean of the College of Health and Human Development 
  • H. Jochen Schenk, professor of biological science
  • Robert Voeks, professor of geography and the environment

The following faculty members have been cited for career-long or recent single-year impact:

  • Sudarshan Kurwadkar, professor of civil and environmental engineering
  • Robert G. Lockie, associate professor of kinesiology
  • David Obstfeld, associate professor of management
  • James A. Primbs, professor of finance 
  • Jocelyn Read, professor of physics
  • Dana Rutledge, professor emeritus of nursing
  • Nancy L. Segal, professor of psychology
  • María Soledad Ramírez, professor of biological science
  • Fu-Ming Tao, professor of chemistry and biochemistry
  • Marcelo E. Tolmasky, professor of biological science
  • Stella Ting-Toomey, professor of human communication studies

The complete list of the top 2% cited scholars can be found in the Elsevier Data Repository.