The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field 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
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a researcher’s
D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes exclusively
publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Chemistry research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the discipline of Chemistry, based on a detailed study of 166,880 scholars determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Chemistry, over 43178 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Chemistry. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our main mission is to guarantee that only credible scholars are included in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a complete tool to assess the work of scientists. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index with the help of data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and administrative bodies around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Chemistry
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in the world is Chinese Academy of Sciences with 321 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Spanish National Research Council with 142 scientists. Ranking thirds is Kyoto University with 137 scholars.
Prominent scholars present in the world are affiliated with Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, MIT, University of California, Santa Barbara, California Institute of Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, University of California, San Diego, University of California, Berkeley, The University of Texas at Austin.
Professor Michael Grätzel from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is featured as the best scientist in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 277. Ranking on the second place in the world is George M. Whitesides from Harvard University with a D-index of 252. The third spot in the world is occupied by Jens K. Nørskov from Technical University of Denmark with a D-index of 208.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 105 against an average of 61 for all researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Chemistry for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 665 against an average of 274 for all scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 45490 against an average of 15445 for all researchers.