The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Mathematics is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Mathematics research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Mathematics, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scholars determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Mathematics, more than 6262 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Mathematics
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be examined is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Mathematics. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Since our primary mission is to guarantee that only actual scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a complete means to assess the output of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Mathematics
With 67 scientists Australia ranks in spot 8 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Australia is University of New South Wales with 14 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Mathematics ranking. It is followed by University of Wollongong with 12 scholars. Ranking thirds is Queensland University of Technology with 5 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in Australia are associated with University of Newcastle Australia, University of Wollongong, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria University, University of Queensland, Monash University, University of Melbourne, Curtin University, University of Western Australia, University of New South Wales.
Professor Jonathan M. Borwein from University of Newcastle Australia is featured as the best scholar in Australia in our ranking with a D-index of 83. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Australia is Noel A Cressie from University of Wollongong with a D-index of 77. The third position in Australia is occupied by Fawang Liu from Queensland University of Technology with a D-index of 74.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 80 against an average of 43 for all 67 scholars listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Mathematics for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 479 against an average of 232 for all 67 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 23446 against an average of 12613 for all 67 scientists.