To honour the most influential researchers in Malaysia whose researches are cited and recognised worldwide. It was hoped that the success of these researchers can be the catalyst to inspire scholars to produce high quality research.
Recommended based on the most number of papers they have in the specified Research Front which demonstrates their outstanding contribution to these Research Fronts. A Research Front is a group of Highly Cited Papers, referred to as “core papers’ in a specialized topic defined by a cluster analysis and is recognized as an emerging specialty research area at the frontier of scientific knowledge.
Certificate of excellence and a plaque
The final eight awardees are selected by a special steering committee.