The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Materials Science 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 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Materials Science research
Our best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading researchers from the area of Materials Science, created using a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Materials Science, as many as 17130 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Materials Science
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Materials Science. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our primary mission is to guarantee that only credible scientists are included in the ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be an absolute measure to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Materials Science
With 53 researchers Israel ranks in spot 19 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Israel is Weizmann Institute of Science with 14 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Materials Science ranking. It is followed by Bar-Ilan University with 11 scholars. Ranking thirds is Bar-Ilan University with 10 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in Israel are associated with Weizmann Institute of Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Ariel University.
Professor Itamar Willner from Hebrew University of Jerusalem is featured as the best scholar in Israel in our ranking with a D-index of 167. Ranking second in Israel is Doron Aurbach from Bar-Ilan University with a D-index of 144. The third spot in Israel is taken by Aharon Gedanken from Bar-Ilan University with a D-index of 117.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 155 in comparison to an average of 65 for all 53 researchers included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Materials Science for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 861 against an average of 271 for all 53 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 63229 against an average of 19022 for all 53 scientists.