“Top-cited” accolade for Earth Sciences professor

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“Top-cited” accolade for Earth Sciences professor

Published on April 05 2011


John Menzies, a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, has received special recognition from the publishing giant Elsevier. The publishing team at Elsevier responsible for the international Earth Sciences journal Geomorphology have indicated to John Menzies that his paper co-authored with Jaap van der Meer and Jim Rose has been acknowledged as one of the “Top 50 most cited articles” published in this journal between January 2006 and February 2011.

The paper, Till as a glacial “tectomict”, its internal architecture, and the development of a “typing” method for till differentiation. Geomorphology, Volume 75, Issue 1-2 SPEC. ISS. (2006), Pages 172-200: is a major review of research that he has been conducting over the past decade on the micromorphology of sediments shaped by the actions of glaciers. This work could not be accomplished without the “state of the art” thin-section laboratory in the Department of Earth Sciences that Menzies has developed. This is one of only a very few labs of its kind in the world, and is acknowledged as being one of the foremost in its areas of technical expertise.

To celebrate this achievement, he has been invited to a reception for top cited authors at the forthcoming 2011 European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna.