They say "Recognizing the true pioneers in their fields over the last decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™. Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000."
I say "It is purely a by-product not intentionally pursued. It is not necessary nor sufficient to be an outstanding researcher. "
11/27/2020 Created and updated by Prof. Chen, YangQuan