The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Chemistry is based on data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected 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
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Chemistry research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable list of leading scholars from the area of Chemistry, based on a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Chemistry, as many as 43178 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be evaluated is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Chemistry. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our leading goal is to guarantee that only credible researchers are included in the ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to assess the output of scholars. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index with the help of data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to investigate where top experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Chemistry
With 1119 scientists Germany ranks in spot 4 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Germany is Max Planck Society with 125 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research with 48 scholars. Ranking thirds is Max Planck Society with 44 scientists.
Prominent researchers present in Germany are associated with Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, University of Lübeck, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Hannover Medical School.
Professor Markus Antonietti from Max Planck Society is featured as the best scientist in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 206. Ranking second in Germany is Klaus Müllen from Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research with a D-index of 189. The third spot in Germany is occupied by Joachim Maier from Max Planck Society with a D-index of 155.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 131 against an average of 62 for all 1119 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Chemistry for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 676 against an average of 333 for all 1119 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 61326 against an average of 16170 for all 1119 scientists.