LJMU academic wins most cited paper award
13 June 2011
Dr. Stephen Fairclough from the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology has won the most cited paper award in the journal 'Interacting With Computers' for the period 2008-2010, for his 2009 paper.
The paper was a critical review of physiological computing systems, i.e. the use of real-time physiological data as a control input to technological devices. It covered how these systems may be used in areas as diverse as telemedicine and computer games, as well as ethical issues and concerns regarding data privacy.
The official text from the journal announcing the award is below:
"On behalf of the Editor in Chief and Elsevier, the Publisher is pleased to announce the winning article for our annual Interacting with Computers Most Cited Paper Award. Our most cited paper award offers an alternative to committee-selected ‘‘best papers’’. The only objective and transparent metric, which is highly correlated with the quality of a paper, is the number of citations. We hope that the design of this most cited paper award will assure fairness and equal opportunity for all authors published in the Journal. It is our hope that this award will stimulate the best minds to release their best work. Papers for this distinction are determined solely based on the highest number of cites, excluding self-citations, received for all journal articles published between the years 2008 and 2010 (data culled from SCOPUS reports (www.scopus.com) created on 25 January 2011). The winning paper is "Fundamentals of physiological computing", by Stephen H. Fairclough, Interacting With Computers, 21 (2009) 133-145. We congratulate Dr. Fairclough on this great achievement".