The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Chemistry was created using data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Chemistry research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the area of Chemistry, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Chemistry, as many as 35760 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Chemistry. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Because our main aim is to make sure that only credible researchers are listed in the ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to quantify the output of scholars. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a metric contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Chemistry
With 103 researchers Israel ranks in spot 18 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Israel is Weizmann Institute of Science with 34 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Bar-Ilan University with 30 scholars. Ranking thirds is Tel Aviv University with 16 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in Israel are associated with Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Weizmann Institute of Science, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Israel), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Intelicanna, Ariel University, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Professor Itamar Willner from Hebrew University of Jerusalem is listed as the best scholar in Israel in our ranking with a D-index of 152. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Israel is Doron Aurbach from Bar-Ilan University with a D-index of 132. The third place in Israel is taken by Joshua Jortner from Tel Aviv University with a D-index of 111.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 123 against an average of 59 for all 103 scholars included in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Chemistry for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 457 in comparison to an average of 209 for all 103 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 55137 against an average of 14187 for all 103 researchers.