The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of best female scientists in United Kingdom is based on data acquired from a wide range of bibliometric sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's total H-index. Show more
Our ranking of top female scientists in United Kingdom comprises of leading female researchers from all key areas of science. It was based on a careful analysis of 166,880 researchers.
The H-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined for a global ranking was set differently for each research area, but was on average equal to 30 or 40. The inclusion standards for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top female scholars in United Kingdom are based on the H-index, rate of the publications made within a given area of research as well as on the awards and recognitions of the scientists. Only top 1000 scholars with the highest H-index are featured in the ranking.
Because our key aim is to ensure that only established researchers are included in the ranking, we believe that numbers are never meant to be a complete model to evaluate the progress of scientists. Because of this, we manually examine each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide scope of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a metric defining a researcher’s position in Research.com’s ranking, the quantity of documents published in leading journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary signal of their input to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s H-index employing metrics collected from a wide range of bibliometric sources, which is one the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. An indepth definition of our research process is available on our methodology page .
We are painfully aware that scientific studies are still a predominantly male line of work, and we are convinced that female scientists merit an equal opportunity to be represented and acclaimed for their achievements. Our goal is to inspire female researchers, women considering an academic profession, as well as decision-makers around the world with stories of successful women in the research community. We believe that it will help with offering more opportunities and equal chances for women in science.
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