The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Genetics and Molecular Biology was created using data
derived from various 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Genetics and Molecular Biology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scholars from the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology, as many as 10151 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Genetics and Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be evaluated is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered 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
As our primary mission is to ensure that only genuine scholars are included in our ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the output of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a element defining a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Genetics and Molecular Biology
With 319 scientists Japan ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Japan is University of Tokyo with 46 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Genetics and Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by RIKEN with 25 scientists. Ranking thirds is Tohoku University with 24 scholars.
Prominent researchers listed in Japan are affiliated with Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research, RIKEN, Tohoku University, Kyoto University, Keio University, Osaka University, Nagoya University, University of Tokyo, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Hosei University.
Professor Yusuke Nakamura from Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research is featured as the best researcher in Japan in our ranking with a D-index of 172. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Japan is Kazuo Shinozaki from RIKEN with a D-index of 162. The third place in Japan is occupied by Masayuki Yamamoto from Tohoku University with a D-index of 156.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 124 against an average of 61 for all 319 researchers featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 825 against an average of 167 for all 319 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 90786 against an average of 19100 for all 319 scientists.