The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Chemistry is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Chemistry research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the discipline of Chemistry, established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Chemistry, over 43178 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Chemistry. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our leading aim is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are listed in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the output of scholars. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and politicians worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Chemistry
With 6 scholars Chile ranks in spot 47 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Chile is Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with 2 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Chemistry ranking. It is followed by University of Talca with 2 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Santiago Chile with 1 scholars.
Prominent researchers present in Chile are affiliated with University of Santiago Chile, University of Talca, Andrés Bello University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Professor Eduardo Lissi from University of Santiago Chile is listed as the best scholar in Chile in our ranking with a D-index of 60. Ranking second in Chile is Guillermo Schmeda-Hirschmann from University of Talca with a D-index of 59. The third place in Chile is occupied by José H. Zagal from University of Santiago Chile with a D-index of 54.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 53 against an average of 53 for all 6 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Chemistry for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 229 in comparison to an average of 229 for all 6 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 12431 against an average of 10223 for all 6 scholars.