In a remarkable achievement for Varna University of Management (VUM), Prof. Dr. Stanislav Ivanov and Prof. Mikhail Minkov have once again secured their places among the world’s top 2% scientists. This recognition marks the third consecutive year for Prof. Dr. Stanislav Ivanov, while Prof. Mikhail Minkov also joins him in this prestigious ranking. The ranking is a testament to their outstanding contributions to their respective fields of research.

Prof. Dr. Stanislav Ivanov:

  • 5th in Bulgaria overall
  • An impressive global ranking of 21,806th
  • 1st in Bulgaria in Social sciences
  • Distinguished as the sole researcher from Bulgaria in the field of Tourism and Hospitality

Prof. Mikhail Minkov:

  • Impressive 10th position in the overall ranking within Bulgaria
  • Globally positioned at 41,965th
  • Stands out as the sole researcher from Bulgaria specializing in Social Psychology

Reference, explanation and link to the database: 
Ioannidis, John P.A. (2023), “October 2023 data-update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators””, Elsevier Data Repository, V6, doi: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.6

Citation metrics are widely used and misused. We have created a publicly available database of top-cited scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (c-score). Separate data are shown for career-long and, separately, for single recent year impact. Metrics with and without self-citations and ratio of citations to citing papers are given. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields according to the standard Science-Metrix classification. Field- and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists with at least 5 papers. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2022 and single recent year data pertain to citations received during calendar year 2022. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field. This version (6) is based on the October 1, 2023 snapshot from Scopus, updated to end of citation year 2022. This work uses Scopus data provided by Elsevier through ICSR Lab ( Calculations were performed using all Scopus author profiles as of October 1, 2023. If an author is not on the list it is simply because the composite indicator value was not high enough to appear on the list. It does not mean that the author does not do good work.

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This remarkable recognition underscores the dedication, expertise, and research excellence exhibited by Prof. Dr. Stanislav Ivanov and Prof. Mikhail Minkov. Their contributions have not only made a significant impact on their respective fields but have also brought distinction to Varna University of Management and Bulgaria as a whole.

Varna University of Management is immensely proud of its accomplished professors and their continued success in the global scientific community. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to students, faculty, and researchers, both within and beyond the university.

As we celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Prof. Dr. Stanislav Ivanov and Prof. Mikhail Minkov, we look forward to witnessing their continued contributions to their respective fields and the continued elevation of VUM as a hub of academic excellence.