The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Biology and Biochemistry is based on data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. 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
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scholars from the area of Biology and Biochemistry, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, as many as 67599 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our leading mission is to make sure that only credible scholars are included in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover 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 1266 scientists Germany ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Germany is Max Planck Society with 131 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Lipotype with 61 scientists. Ranking thirds is Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry with 47 researchers.
Prominent scholars ranking in Germany are representing Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Lipotype, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, University of Tübingen, Technical University of Munich, University of Freiburg, German Cancer Research Center, University of Münster, University of Rostock.
Professor Matthias Mann from Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is highlighted as the best scientist in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 243. Ranking second in Germany is Kai Simons from Lipotype with a D-index of 167. The third position in Germany is occupied by Robert Huber from Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry with a D-index of 161.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 154 in comparison to an average of 63 for all 1266 scholars included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 423 against an average of 203 for all 1266 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 102940 against an average of 16998 for all 1266 scholars.