David Finkelhor has been named to the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate for the second consecutive year.
The annual list from Clarivate identifies researchers who are pioneers in their fields over the last decade through the publication of multiple highly cited papers. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.
Finkelhor is director of the Crimes against Children Research Center and the Family Research Laboratory, professor of sociology and University Professor at UNH. He has been studying the problems of child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence since 1977. He is internationally known for his conceptual and empirical work on the problem of child sexual abuse.
David Pendlebury, senior citation analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate said: “In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others.”