The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Genetics is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Genetics research
Our best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading researchers from the discipline of Genetics, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Genetics, more than 5724 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Genetics
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be examined is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Genetics. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine scholars are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute measure to evaluate the output of scientists. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scholars, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Genetics
With 1616 scholars United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in United States is National Institutes of Health with 87 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Genetics ranking. It is followed by Johns Hopkins University with 59 scientists. Ranking thirds is National Institutes of Health with 48 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in United States are associated with Broad Institute, Johns Hopkins University, National Institutes of Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford University, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, The Ohio State University, MIT.
Professor Eric S. Lander from Broad Institute is highlighted as the best scientist in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 303. Ranking second in United States is Bert Vogelstein from Johns Hopkins University with a D-index of 263. The third place in United States is occupied by Eugene V. Koonin from National Institutes of Health with a D-index of 228.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 176 in comparison to an average of 74 for all 1616 scholars listed in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Genetics for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 664 in comparison to an average of 218 for all 1616 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 191549 against an average of 36302 for all 1616 scholars.