The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Genetics was created using 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 takes into account only
publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Genetics research
Our best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the discipline of Genetics, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Genetics, over 5724 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Genetics
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Genetics. The approval requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our main goal is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be a complete measure to assess the work of scholars. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in our ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Genetics
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in the world is National Institutes of Health with 87 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Genetics ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 59 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Washington with 48 scholars.
Prominent scholars featured in the world are representing Broad Institute, Johns Hopkins University, National Institutes of Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, King's College London, Erasmus University Rotterdam, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research, University of Oxford.
Professor Eric S. Lander from Broad Institute is highlighted as the best scholar in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 303. Ranking on the second place in the world is Bert Vogelstein from Johns Hopkins University with a D-index of 263. The third place in the world is occupied by Eugene V. Koonin from National Institutes of Health with a D-index of 228.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 153 in comparison to an average of 72 for all scholars listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Genetics for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 603 in comparison to an average of 229 for all researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 98135 against an average of 31560 for all scholars.