The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Biology and Biochemistry relies os data
consolidated from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the area of Biology and Biochemistry, established by means of a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, as many as 67599 researchers were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Biology and Biochemistry. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our leading goal is to ensure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute measure to assess the work of scholars. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 169 scientists Austria ranks in spot 18 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Austria is Medical University of Vienna with 31 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Medical University of Vienna with 21 scientists. Ranking thirds is Institute of Science and Technology Austria with 20 researchers.
Prominent scholars listed in Austria are representing University of Vienna, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, TU Wien, University of Graz, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Paracelsus Medical University, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Max F. Perutz Laboratories.
Professor Michael Wagner from University of Vienna is listed as the best scientist in Austria in our ranking with a D-index of 141. Ranking second in Austria is Peter Valent from Medical University of Vienna with a D-index of 135. The third place in Austria is taken by Jiří Friml from Institute of Science and Technology Austria with a D-index of 110.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 111 in comparison to an average of 61 for all 169 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 502 in comparison to an average of 199 for all 169 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 50454 against an average of 15923 for all 169 researchers.