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Stephan Barthel — the world’s most cited researcher on green cities


Recently, Clarivate’s published its annual list of Highly Cited Researchers 2020, and it shows that Stephan Barthel, founder of Urban Studio at University of Gävle, is one of the most cited researchers in the world.

Stephan Barthel

Stephan Barthel’s articles center on how development in urban green spaces can offer people new contexts and generate new behaviour and, at the same time, be connected to global sustainable development.

His research aims to understand, and contribute to driving, sustainable urban development, which in itself is vital for local ecosystems, people’s well-being and urban regeneration.

“We aim to create places in which the people who live there can thrive, while radically reducing our ecological footprints,” Stephan Barthel says.

In academia, Web of science is often counted as the foremost quality-driven database for peer-reviewed journals, and it is seen as an important tool for the analysis of international research communication, the citation index of indexed journals.

A highly cited researcher is selected on the basis of articles from the last decade: “the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™.”

In Sweden, the Swedish Research Council uses Web of Science on its government mission to calculate the bibliometrics index of each Swedish higher education institution, which is later used in allocating competitive parts of the state funding for research and development.

Stephan Barthel’s most cited articles in Web of science


Stephan Barthel, reader in geospatial information science and director of Urban Studio, University of Gävle
Tel: 076-360 57 05
E-post: stephan.barthel@hig.se
Urban Studio

Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Photo: Anna Sällberg

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Anders Munck Updated: 2020-12-08
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