The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Chemistry is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Chemistry research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the field of Chemistry, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Chemistry, more than 43178 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Chemistry. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our leading goal is to make sure that only genuine scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Chemistry
With 3955 researchers United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in United States is University of California, Berkeley with 88 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Carnegie Mellon University with 80 scholars. Ranking thirds is Northwestern University with 71 researchers.
Prominent scientists listed in United States are associated with Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, MIT, University of California, Santa Barbara, California Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego, University of California, Berkeley, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Professor George M. Whitesides from Harvard University is highlighted as the best researcher in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 252. Ranking on spot no. 2 in United States is Krzysztof Matyjaszewski from Carnegie Mellon University with a D-index of 204. The third position in United States is occupied by Tobin J. Marks from Northwestern University with a D-index of 192.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 118 against an average of 66 for all 3955 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Chemistry for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 688 against an average of 263 for all 3955 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 93545 against an average of 19096 for all 3955 scholars.