Hans Cornelissen is again – just as in 2015 – among the 1 percent most cited scientists of the world. This is according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2016 List of Thomson Reuters. This yearly overview is put together based on the number of citations of individual researchers in scientific journals. The citation list of 2016 shows about 3000 scientists. Together with Hans Cornelissen another scientist of the faculty of Earth and Life Sciences is listed and another three reseachers from other faculties at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam or VU University. Five researchers of the VU Medical Center are in the list as well.