Best Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientists in Iceland

The 1st edition of ranking of the best researchers in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology is based on data combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were collected 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.
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The range of our Genetics and Molecular Biology research’s best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the area of Genetics and Molecular Biology, established by means of a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology, as many as 10151 scientists were investigated.

What is D-index approval 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 area of Genetics and Molecular Biology. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification methods
As our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible scientists are mentioned in ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a full measure to assess the work of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our goal
Our aim is to motivate researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Genetics and Molecular Biology
With 14 researchers Iceland ranks in spot 23 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Iceland is deCODE Genetics (Iceland) with 10 scientists affiliated with it being features in Genetics and Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by deCODE Genetics (Iceland) with 3 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Iceland with 1 scientists.

Prominent scholars featured in Iceland are associated with deCODE Genetics (Iceland), University of Iceland, Reykjavík University.

Professor Kari Stefansson from deCODE Genetics (Iceland) is highlighted as the best researcher in Iceland in our ranking with a D-index of 212. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Iceland is Unnur Thorsteinsdottir from deCODE Genetics (Iceland) with a D-index of 168. The third spot in Iceland is occupied by Vilmundur Gudnason from University of Iceland with a D-index of 111.

The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 212 in comparison to an average of 82 for all 14 scientists included in our ranking.

The average number of published articles within the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 163 against an average of 163 for all 14 researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 52453 against an average of 52453 for all 14 researchers.

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D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
5 World 1 National D-index 212 Citations 192,409 572
26 World 2 National D-index 168 Citations 138,906 356
272 World 3 National D-index 111 Citations 67,392 233
434 World 4 National D-index 99 Citations 48,859 208
1183 World 5 National D-index 75 Citations 32,761 125
1316 World 6 National D-index 73 Citations 49,859 129
1372 World 7 National D-index 72 Citations 30,752 130
2357 World 8 National D-index 60 Citations 25,707 101
2883 World 9 National D-index 56 Citations 22,892 77
3431 World 10 National D-index 52 Citations 15,253 103
3525 World 11 National D-index 51 Citations 19,792 77
3951 World 12 National D-index 48 Citations 38,506 69
4820 World 13 National D-index 42 Citations 18,982 57
5165 World 14 National D-index 40 Citations 32,272 58

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