The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Biology and Biochemistry was created using data
derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 06-12-2021. 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 focus of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the area of Biology and Biochemistry, established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Biology and Biochemistry, over 23135 researchers were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The acceptance requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our main goal is to guarantee that only credible scholars are included in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the work of scholars. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 112 scholars Finland ranks in spot 20 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Finland is University of Helsinki with 52 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by University of Eastern Finland with 14 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Turku with 13 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in Finland are representing Turku University Hospital, Minerva Foundation, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Tampere University, European Chemicals Agency, University of Eastern Finland, Oulu University Hospital, Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
Professor Irma Thesleff from University of Helsinki is featured as the best scholar in Finland in our ranking with a D-index of 106. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Finland is Seppo Ylä-Herttuala from University of Eastern Finland with a D-index of 99. The third position in Finland is taken by Eva-Mari Aro from University of Turku with a D-index of 93.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 106 in comparison to an average of 58 for all 112 scientists listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 308 against an average of 154 for all 112 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 31285 against an average of 14713 for all 112 scholars.