The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Chemistry was created using 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Chemistry research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the discipline of Chemistry, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Chemistry, over 43178 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Chemistry. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only actual scholars are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to quantify the output of researchers. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and decision-makers around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire 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 Chemistry
With 178 scholars Belgium ranks in spot 16 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Belgium is KU Leuven with 44 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Chemistry ranking. It is followed by University of Mons with 37 researchers. Ranking thirds is KU Leuven with 24 scientists.
Prominent researchers listed in Belgium are affiliated with Ghent University, University of Mons, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Université Catholique de Louvain, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Janssen (Belgium), KU Leuven.
Professor Steven P. Nolan from Ghent University is featured as the best scholar in Belgium in our ranking with a D-index of 130. Ranking on the second place in Belgium is Philippe Dubois from University of Mons with a D-index of 118. The third position in Belgium is taken by Dirk De Vos from KU Leuven with a D-index of 114.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 102 against an average of 63 for all 178 scholars included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Chemistry for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 785 in comparison to an average of 368 for all 178 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 49347 against an average of 15113 for all 178 scientists.