Uni Sydney’s big research call

That richter of outrage you just heard was surely Uni Melbourne researchers reading an announcement, “Sydney has the most influential academics in Australia”

It comes not from all six universities in the harbour city but just from the auld enemy, the Uni Sydney, which has  compiled  a list of its staff appearing in two new rankings. One is researcher citations by field that appeared in PLOS Biology, (in August). The other is last week’s Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate.

Undoubtedly all the data is accurate, however “influential” may be interpreted differently south of the border and arguments over specific meanings can end unpleasantly. CMM is sure it will not come to DVC Rs doing a Burr and Hamilton at 20 paces.