The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Medicine is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired 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 values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Medicine research
Our best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the discipline of Medicine, established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Medicine, as many as 68936 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Medicine
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Medicine. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Because our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to quantify the work of scientists. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A thorough overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Medicine
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in the world is Harvard University with 518 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Medicine ranking. It is followed by National Institutes of Health with 382 scientists. Ranking thirds is Mayo Clinic with 344 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in the world are associated with University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University, National University of Ireland, Galway, University of Liverpool, Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC.
Professor Walter C. Willett from Harvard University is listed as the best researcher in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 385. Ranking second in the world is Ronald C. Kessler from Harvard University with a D-index of 310. The third spot in the world is occupied by Meir J. Stampfer from Harvard University with a D-index of 304.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 180 against an average of 93 for all scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Medicine for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 1342 against an average of 465 for all researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 131886 against an average of 40405 for all scientists.