The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Engineering and Technology is based on data
derived from a wide range of 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
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Engineering and Technology research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Engineering and Technology, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Because our main goal is to make sure that only credible scholars are mentioned in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a complete tool to assess the work of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric defining a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 94 scholars Taiwan ranks in spot 18 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Taiwan is National Taiwan University with 18 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by National Taipei University with 14 scientists. Ranking thirds is Asian University with 14 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in Taiwan are associated with National Taipei University, National Cheng Kung University, Asian University, National Taiwan University, Chung Yuan Christian University, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Feng Chia University, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Tamkang University.
Professor Wei-Hsin Chen from National Cheng Kung University is highlighted as the best scholar in Taiwan in our ranking with a D-index of 86. Ranking on the second place in Taiwan is Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng from National Taipei University with a D-index of 84. The third place in Taiwan is occupied by Yuh-Shan Ho from Asian University with a D-index of 78.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 86 against an average of 39 for all 94 researchers included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Engineering and Technology for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 357 in comparison to an average of 206 for all 94 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 21030 against an average of 7107 for all 94 researchers.