Best Genetics Scientists in Iceland

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best researchers in the field of Genetics was created using data combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Genetics research’s best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the area of Genetics, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Genetics, over 5724 researchers were investigated.

What is D-index approval threshold for Genetics
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Genetics. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification rules
As our main aim is to ensure that only genuine researchers are listed in ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute tool to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a researcher’s position in ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our aim is to motivate scholars, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Genetics
With 16 scholars Iceland ranks in spot 21 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Iceland is deCODE Genetics (Iceland) with 12 scientists affiliated with it being present in Genetics ranking. It is followed by deCODE Genetics (Iceland) with 3 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Iceland with 1 scholars.

Prominent scientists ranking in Iceland are representing deCODE Genetics (Iceland), University of Iceland, Reykjavík University.

Professor Kari Stefansson from deCODE Genetics (Iceland) is listed as the best scholar in Iceland in our ranking with a D-index of 219. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Iceland is Unnur Thorsteinsdottir from deCODE Genetics (Iceland) with a D-index of 166. The third spot in Iceland is taken by Vilmundur Gudnason from University of Iceland with a D-index of 155.

The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 91 in comparison to an average of 91 for all 16 researchers included in the ranking.

The average number of publications in the area of Genetics for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 768 against an average of 240 for all 16 scientists.

The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 57356 against an average of 57356 for all 16 researchers.

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.
6 World 1 National D-index 219 Citations 195,474 768
45 World 2 National D-index 166 Citations 129,578 435
65 World 3 National D-index 155 Citations 121,563 692
293 World 4 National D-index 112 Citations 62,575 284
385 World 5 National D-index 105 Citations 51,523 286
581 World 6 National D-index 94 Citations 67,605 226
618 World 7 National D-index 93 Citations 45,418 229
1599 World 8 National D-index 69 Citations 28,059 145
1659 World 9 National D-index 68 Citations 27,327 118
1793 World 10 National D-index 66 Citations 47,033 129
1866 World 11 National D-index 65 Citations 28,299 103
2934 World 12 National D-index 53 Citations 14,109 130
3008 World 13 National D-index 52 Citations 22,760 94
3202 World 14 National D-index 49 Citations 38,692 87
3250 World 15 National D-index 48 Citations 22,655 61
3464 World 16 National D-index 45 Citations 15,037 59

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