The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Biology and Biochemistry relies os data
combined from a wide range of 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the field of Biology and Biochemistry, established by means of a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Biology and Biochemistry, more than 67599 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance 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 area of Biology and Biochemistry. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our primary goal is to make sure that only credible scientists are mentioned in our ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the work of researchers. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 297 researchers Sweden ranks in spot 13 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in Sweden is Karolinska Institute with 72 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Karolinska Institute with 58 researchers. Ranking thirds is Karolinska Institute with 40 scholars.
Prominent scholars listed in Sweden are associated with Chalmers University of Technology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, Lund University, Umeå University, Linköping University, University of Gothenburg, Science for Life Laboratory, University of Borås, Royal Institute of Technology.
Professor Jens Nielsen from Chalmers University of Technology is highlighted as the best researcher in Sweden in our ranking with a D-index of 164. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Sweden is Sten Orrenius from Karolinska Institute with a D-index of 153. The third spot in Sweden is taken by Kenneth R. Chien from Karolinska Institute with a D-index of 137.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 133 against an average of 61 for all 297 scientists listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 882 against an average of 204 for all 297 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 89849 against an average of 17328 for all 297 scientists.