Waterloo chemistry professor Linda Nazar has been named a Thompson Reuters' 2014 Highly Cited Researcher, and is on their list of 2014 Most Influential Scientific Minds. Nazar ranks within the top one per cent of scientists worldwide for the number of academic citations received within their subject field.
In total, the scientific papers published by Nazar's team have been cited more than 9600 times with an average of almost 70 citations per paper.
To measure citation impact, Thompson Reuters' Web of Science research article database tracks how many times a researcher's article appears in the reference list of other academic publications. It's like looking at the number of Retweets or Facebook Likes to measure impact on social media.