The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Engineering and Technology is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Engineering and Technology research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the area of Engineering and Technology, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Engineering and Technology, as many as 17156 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The approval requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be a complete measure to evaluate the output of scholars. For that reason we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 197 researchers Spain ranks in spot 8 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Spain is Spanish National Research Council with 31 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by University of the Basque Country with 16 scientists. Ranking thirds is Instituto de Carboquímica with 13 researchers.
Prominent scholars featured in Spain are associated with University of Lleida, Instituto de Carboquímica, Rovira i Virgili University, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Zaragoza, University of the Basque Country, University of Cantabria, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, University of Santiago de Compostela.
Professor Luisa F. Cabeza from University of Lleida is listed as the best scientist in Spain in our ranking with a D-index of 87. Ranking on the second place in Spain is Martin Olazar from University of the Basque Country with a D-index of 81. The third spot in Spain is taken by Juan Adánez from Instituto de Carboquímica with a D-index of 77.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 84 in comparison to an average of 40 for all 197 scholars featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Engineering and Technology for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 216 in comparison to an average of 136 for all 197 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 17958 against an average of 7688 for all 197 scholars.