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
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Chemistry research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scholars from the area of Chemistry, established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Chemistry, as many as 43178 scholars were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Chemistry. The inclusion factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
As our leading goal is to make sure that only actual researchers are listed in our ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the contributions of scientists. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Chemistry
With 613 scientists Spain ranks in spot 7 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Spain is Spanish National Research Council with 142 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research with 45 scholars. Ranking thirds is Universitat Politècnica de València with 27 scholars.
Prominent scientists ranking in Spain are representing Universitat Politècnica de València, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish National Research Council, Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Barcelona, University of the Basque Country, University of Alicante, Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas, University of Almería, Jaume I University.
Professor Avelino Corma from Universitat Politècnica de València is featured as the best scholar in Spain in our ranking with a D-index of 168. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Spain is Damià Barceló from Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research with a D-index of 158. The third place in Spain is taken by Hermenegildo García from Universitat Politècnica de València with a D-index of 128.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 130 in comparison to an average of 58 for all 613 researchers featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Chemistry for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 486 in comparison to an average of 247 for all 613 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 29871 against an average of 11968 for all 613 scholars.