Asturias has 62 scientists among the most influential in the world. This has been revealed by
the latest and prestigious Stanford ranking, which includes the 200,000 researchers -195,605 to
be exact- most cited internationally in 2021.
Borja Sánchez, who is one of the scientific co-founders of Microviable and a PI at IPLA-CSIC, has
been recognized like one of the most influential scientists in the world, with 151 articles, 5,500
citations and 41 H-index.
Other well-known names from Asturian scientist appear on the list, some deceased, such as
José Barluenga, who, despite being the year of his last publication in 2017, has 14,869 citations
and an H index of 57 (which measures the productivity and impact of citations). Carlos López
Otín is, however, the most cited Asturian scientist, with 60,199, and H index of 107. The
youngest researcher in the ranking is Marta G. Plaza, from INCAR, who began publishing in 2007
and it already has 3,806 citations and an index of 26.