The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Biology and Biochemistry is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading researchers from the area of Biology and Biochemistry, based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Biology and Biochemistry, over 67599 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our leading mission is to make sure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the work of scholars. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 11 scholars Slovenia ranks in spot 39 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Slovenia is University of Ljubljana with 7 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Jožef Stefan Institute with 3 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Ljubljana with 1 scientists.
Prominent scientists featured in Slovenia are affiliated with Jožef Stefan Institute, University of Ljubljana, National Institute of Chemistry.
Professor Vito Turk from Jožef Stefan Institute is highlighted as the best scholar in Slovenia in our ranking with a D-index of 86. Ranking on the second place in Slovenia is Boris Turk from Jožef Stefan Institute with a D-index of 74. The third position in Slovenia is occupied by Janko Kos from University of Ljubljana with a D-index of 70.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 86 in comparison to an average of 61 for all 11 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Biology and Biochemistry for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 269 against an average of 236 for all 11 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 17037 against an average of 17037 for all 11 scholars.