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 devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the field of Biology and Biochemistry, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scholars identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Biology and Biochemistry, more than 67599 scholars were examined.
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 most of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The inclusion requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our primary mission is to make sure that only credible researchers are included in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the contributions of scholars. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, companies and administrative bodies around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 553 researchers Italy ranks in spot 7 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Italy is University of Milan with 51 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by University of Milan with 44 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Padua with 31 scientists.
Prominent researchers present in Italy are associated with University of Florence, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, University of Ferrara, University of Milan, University of Milano-Bicocca, University of L'Aquila, University of Turin, Humanitas University, Magna Graecia University.
Professor Claudiu T. Supuran from University of Florence is featured as the best researcher in Italy in our ranking with a D-index of 156. Ranking second in Italy is Francesco Blasi from University of Milan with a D-index of 126. The third spot in Italy is occupied by Rosario Rizzuto from University of Padua with a D-index of 122.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 90 against an average of 59 for all 553 researchers featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 562 in comparison to an average of 226 for all 553 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 49568 against an average of 14651 for all 553 scientists.