The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Biology and Biochemistry relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Biology and Biochemistry, more than 67599 researchers were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
As our main goal is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are listed in the ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full means to quantify the output of researchers. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 536 scientists Australia ranks in spot 8 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Australia is University of Queensland with 65 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by University of Queensland with 45 researchers. Ranking thirds is Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research with 35 scholars.
Prominent scholars listed in Australia are representing University of New South Wales, La Trobe University, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australian Catholic University, Monash University, Macquarie University, University of Queensland, South Australian Museum, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
Professor David Goldstein from University of New South Wales is listed as the best scientist in Australia in our ranking with a D-index of 158. Ranking on the second place in Australia is Robert G. Parton from University of Queensland with a D-index of 144. The third place in Australia is taken by Andreas Strasser from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research with a D-index of 137.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 139 against an average of 60 for all 536 researchers included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 833 against an average of 217 for all 536 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 85832 against an average of 15841 for all 536 scientists.