The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Biology and Biochemistry is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered 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
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Biology and Biochemistry, over 67599 scholars were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The acceptance criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
As our primary mission is to ensure that only credible scientists are listed in our ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a full means 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 credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 422 scientists Netherlands ranks in spot 10 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Netherlands is Utrecht University with 78 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Maastricht University with 57 researchers. Ranking thirds is Utrecht University with 49 researchers.
Prominent scientists listed in Netherlands are representing Leiden University Medical Center, Maastricht University, Leiden University, University of Groningen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University, Radboud University Nijmegen.
Professor Peter ten Dijke from Leiden University Medical Center is highlighted as the best researcher in Netherlands in our ranking with a D-index of 124. Ranking second in Netherlands is Clemens van Blitterswijk from Maastricht University with a D-index of 124. The third place in Netherlands is taken by Detlef P. van Vuuren from Utrecht University with a D-index of 113.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 95 in comparison to an average of 61 for all 422 scholars featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 416 against an average of 195 for all 422 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 40623 against an average of 15691 for all 422 researchers.