Marek Kwiek in Stanford-Elsevier Ranking of Top 2% Top-cited Researchers in the Word (October 2024)


 The Elsevier and University of Stanford data name Marek Kwiek among the top 2% of most highly cited scientists in the world.

Marek Kwiek is also the most highly cited scientist from Adam Mickiewicz University in 2022 (discipline: Education), as he was in 2021.

Prof. Kwiek najbardziej cytowanym naukowcem z UAM.

October 2023 data-update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” is here: link.

The ranking was compiled by Stanford University in collaboration with Elsevier.

The ranking is a comprehensive assessment of the scientific achievements of scientists from around the world according to the bibliometric index (the so-called C-score), taking into account e.g. the number of independent citations, the Hirsch index, and the author’s place and role among co-authors. The ranking prepared for 2022 included 726 researchers from Poland.


Professor Marek Kwiek is Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies and UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy, University of Poznan, Poland ( His research area is quantitative studies of science, with interests in globalization, academic profession, and international research collaboration. He has published 230 papers and several books. His recent monograph is Changing European Academics: A Comparative Study of Social Stratification, Work Patterns and Research Productivity (Routledge, 2019). His recent invited seminars include Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Beijing, Hiroshima, and Hong Kong. He spent three years at North American universities, including the University of Virginia and UC Berkeley. He was also a Fulbright New Century Scholar (2007-2008) and a Professorial Visiting Fellow at the UCL London (2012-2013). Currently, he is a Visiting Researcher at the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW, 2022-2024), Berlin. A Principal Investigator or country Team Leader in 25 international research projects. An associate editor of Higher Education. An editorial board member of Higher Education Quarterly and British Educational Research Journal. A Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) in Salzburg and Academia Europaea in London. Elsevier and University of Stanford data name him among the top 2% of most highly cited scientists in the world. Contact:, Twitter: @Marek_Kwiek.

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