The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology 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 06-12-2021. 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 Genetics and Molecular Biology research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology, over 10151 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Genetics and Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology. 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 Genetics and Molecular Biology
With 68 scholars Belgium ranks in spot 13 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Belgium is Ghent University with 19 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Genetics and Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of Antwerp with 18 scientists. Ranking thirds is Ghent University with 9 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in Belgium are associated with Ghent University, University of Liège, Ghent University Hospital, Hasselt University, University of Antwerp, Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, KU Leuven, Université Catholique de Louvain.
Professor Dirk Inzé from Ghent University is highlighted as the best scholar in Belgium in our ranking with a D-index of 127. Ranking on the second place in Belgium is Christine Van Broeckhoven from University of Antwerp with a D-index of 124. The third place in Belgium is occupied by Yves Van de Peer from Ghent University with a D-index of 117.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 125 against an average of 62 for all 68 researchers included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 341 in comparison to an average of 159 for all 68 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 60429 against an average of 19185 for all 68 researchers.