The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Biology and Biochemistry was created using data
consolidated from various 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the field of Biology and Biochemistry, established by means of a thorough study of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Biology and Biochemistry, more than 67599 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be considered is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry. The approval requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our leading mission is to guarantee that only credible scientists are included in the ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute measure to quantify the work of scholars. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index according to information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 289 researchers Belgium ranks in spot 14 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Belgium is KU Leuven with 94 scholars affiliated with it being features in the Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Ghent University with 62 scientists. Ranking thirds is KU Leuven with 23 scientists.
Prominent scientists listed in Belgium are affiliated with University of Antwerp, Université Catholique de Louvain, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, InnovaFood, Ludwig Cancer Research, University of Namur, European Union, University of Liège, Janssen (Belgium).
Professor Peter Vandenabeele from Ghent University is highlighted as the best scholar in Belgium in our ranking with a D-index of 159. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Belgium is Willy Verstraete from Ghent University with a D-index of 159. The third place in Belgium is occupied by Severine Vermeire from KU Leuven with a D-index of 150.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 105 in comparison to an average of 63 for all 289 scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 564 in comparison to an average of 265 for all 289 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 59013 against an average of 17161 for all 289 scientists.