The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Chemistry was created using data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 06-12-2021. 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 scientists ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the field of Chemistry, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Chemistry, as many as 35760 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Chemistry. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our primary mission is to guarantee that only actual scholars are included in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Chemistry
With 36 researchers Ireland ranks in spot 33 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Ireland is University College Dublin with 8 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Chemistry ranking. It is followed by National University of Ireland, Galway with 7 scientists. Ranking thirds is Trinity College Dublin with 6 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in Ireland are representing National University of Ireland, Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, Technological University Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Tyndall National Institute, Dublin City University, Teagasc - The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority.
Professor Michael J. Zaworotko from University of Limerick is listed as the best scientist in Ireland in our ranking with a D-index of 102. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Ireland is Henry J. Curran from National University of Ireland, Galway with a D-index of 89. The third spot in Ireland is taken by Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson from Trinity College Dublin with a D-index of 85.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 102 against an average of 57 for all 36 researchers featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Chemistry for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 209 against an average of 209 for all 36 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 12604 against an average of 12604 for all 36 researchers.