The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Chemistry was created using data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Chemistry research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable list of leading scholars from the discipline of Chemistry, created using a thorough analysis of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Chemistry, more than 43178 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Chemistry. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Since our main aim is to ensure that only actual scientists are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a full means to assess the work of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate researchers, companies and administrative bodies around the world to investigate where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Chemistry
With 259 scholars Netherlands ranks in spot 14 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Netherlands is Utrecht University with 45 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research with 32 scholars. Ranking thirds is Delft University of Technology with 26 scholars.
Prominent researchers present in Netherlands are representing Eindhoven University of Technology, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Delft University of Technology, University of Amsterdam, University of Twente, Leiden University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Wageningen University & Research.
Professor E. W. Meijer from Eindhoven University of Technology is highlighted as the best researcher in Netherlands in our ranking with a D-index of 143. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Netherlands is Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté from Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research with a D-index of 133. The third position in Netherlands is taken by Jacob A. Moulijn from Delft University of Technology with a D-index of 130.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 110 in comparison to an average of 66 for all 259 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Chemistry for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 734 in comparison to an average of 282 for all 259 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 49513 against an average of 17401 for all 259 researchers.