The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Biology and Biochemistry relies os data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scholar’s
D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes exclusively
publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the field of Biology and Biochemistry, based on a detailed study of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, as many as 23135 researchers were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The inclusion factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are incorporated into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our main aim is to guarantee that only genuine scientists are mentioned in our ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the output of scientists. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in the world is National Institutes of Health with 366 researchers 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 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in the world are affiliated with 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 highlighted as the best researcher in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 281. Ranking on the second place in the world is Robert J. Lefkowitz from Duke University with a D-index of 260. The third position in the world is taken by Rob Knight from University of California, San Diego with a D-index of 229.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 101 in comparison to an average of 57 for all scientists listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 304 against an average of 150 for all researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 73868 against an average of 16186 for all scientists.