On March 28th, 2023, the global information analytics company, Elsevier, released its 2022 “Highly Cited Chinese Researchers” list, featuring 5,216 scholars from 504 universities, enterprises, and research institutions. Among them, 35 scholars in the field of law (including law, political science, and sociology) were listed, and University of Macau Faculty of Law Adjunct Professor Francis Snyder from Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) was one of seven highly cited researcher in the law.

Elsevier’s “Highly Cited Chinese Researchers” list uses the globally authoritative citation and indexing database, Scopus, as the statistical source for Chinese scholars’ research achievements, analyzing their research performance. The list has been released nine times since its first publication in 2015 and has received high attention from many media and scholars at home and abroad.