The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Chemistry relies os data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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
takes into account only publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus 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 detailed study of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Chemistry, more than 43178 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Chemistry. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Since our primary aim is to make sure that only genuine scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the output of researchers. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Chemistry
With 14 researchers Mexico ranks in spot 40 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Mexico is National Autonomous University of Mexico with 4 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Instituto Politécnico Nacional with 4 researchers. Ranking thirds is Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana with 3 scholars.
Prominent researchers listed in Mexico are associated with Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Professor José A. Rodríguez from Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo is highlighted as the best scholar in Mexico in our ranking with a D-index of 101. Ranking on the second place in Mexico is Luis A. Bello-Pérez from Instituto Politécnico Nacional with a D-index of 64. The third place in Mexico is occupied by Annia Galano from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana with a D-index of 63.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 101 in comparison to an average of 57 for all 14 scholars featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Chemistry for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 764 in comparison to an average of 267 for all 14 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 11696 against an average of 11696 for all 14 scholars.