The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Genetics and Molecular Biology relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Genetics and Molecular Biology research
Our best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the area of Genetics and Molecular Biology, based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Genetics and Molecular Biology, more than 10151 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Genetics and Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology. The inclusion requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as 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 scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Because our main aim is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index according to information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, companies and administrative bodies around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Genetics and Molecular Biology
With 87 scientists Switzerland ranks in spot 12 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 19 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Genetics and Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of Geneva with 12 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Lausanne with 12 researchers.
Prominent scientists present in Switzerland are affiliated with University Hospital of Basel, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Bern, University of Basel, University of Zurich, University of Lausanne, ETH Zurich, Friedrich Miescher Institute, University of Geneva.
Professor Stylianos E. Antonarakis from University of Geneva is featured as the best scholar in Switzerland in our ranking with a D-index of 142. Ranking on the second place in Switzerland is Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis from University of Geneva with a D-index of 115. The third position in Switzerland is occupied by Jacques S. Beckmann from University of Lausanne with a D-index of 113.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 123 in comparison to an average of 63 for all 87 researchers included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Genetics and Molecular Biology for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 410 in comparison to an average of 136 for all 87 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 90201 against an average of 26073 for all 87 scientists.