The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Biology and Biochemistry was created using data
consolidated from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's
D-index (Discipline H-index), which takes into account only
papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scientists from the field of Biology and Biochemistry, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scholars identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, as many as 23135 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine scientists are listed in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a full tool to quantify the output of scholars. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index according to data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research 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 scientists in the world is National Institutes of Health with 366 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 232 scholars. Ranking thirds is Spanish National Research Council with 163 scholars.
Prominent scientists present in the world are representing Sorbonne University, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, University of Salford, Lipotype, The Gordon Life Science Institute, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, MIT, University of Houston, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Professor Guido Kroemer from Sorbonne University is featured as the best researcher in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 281. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is Robert J. Lefkowitz from Duke University with a D-index of 260. The third position in the world is occupied by Rob Knight from University of California, San Diego with a D-index of 229.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 128 against an average of 57 for all scientists listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 304 in comparison to an average of 150 for all scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 61395 against an average of 16186 for all scientists.