The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Biology and Biochemistry relies os data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a researcher’s
D-index (Discipline H-index), which takes into account only
papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Our best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, established by means of a thorough study of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Biology and Biochemistry, as many as 67599 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry. The inclusion requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our main aim is to ensure that only genuine scientists are listed in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in the world is National Institutes of Health with 389 researchers affiliated with it being features in Research.com Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 244 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Tokyo with 152 scientists.
Prominent researchers ranking in the world are representing Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, University of California, San Diego, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Oregon Health & Science University.
Professor Guido Kroemer from Sorbonne University is featured as the best scholar in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 272. Ranking second in the world is Solomon H. Snyder from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a D-index of 263. The third position in the world is occupied by Robert J. Lefkowitz from Duke University with a D-index of 255.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 167 in comparison to an average of 62 for all scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 513 in comparison to an average of 206 for all scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 52593 against an average of 18155 for all researchers.