Pablo Alonso Coello, head of the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group at the Sant Pau Research Institute – IIB Sant Pau has been one of the researchers on the “Highly Cited Research” list of the world’s most influential scientists, published by Clarivate Analytics, since 2016. The list, one of the most reputable classifications among the international academic and scientific community, identifies the experts who are in the top 1% of their speciality in various areas of study.
The Clarivate Analytics list focuses on the scientific articles that are among the top 1% of those most cited by field and year on the Web of Science, an indicator of the influence on the search. This year, approximately 160,000 articles published over an 11-year period from January 2009 to December 2019 have been taken into account.
This year’s list includes the 6,167 most relevant researchers in the world in 21 fields of science and social sciences. Of these, 3,896 are listed in the specific fields and nearly 2,500 in the Cross-Field section, a cross-cutting category that identifies authors who have had a substantial influence in various fields over the last decade. Of these, 113 are researchers working in Spanish institutions.
GRADE Centre Barcelona
Among the areas of work to which Dr. Alonso Coello is dedicated, the most cited publications are those carried out within the GRADE working group, an international research group that has developed a system for evaluating the quality of scientific evidence and the strength of recommendations. The GRADE system has been adopted by more than 100 organisations worldwide, including among others the WHO and the Cochrane. One of the GRADE centres in the world, the GRADE Centre Barcelona, is located within the IIB.