The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Medicine relies os data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Medicine research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the field of Medicine, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Medicine, over 68936 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Medicine
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Medicine. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Since our leading aim is to make sure that only actual scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete measure to evaluate the contributions of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Medicine
With 614 scholars Australia ranks in spot 7 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Australia is University of Sydney with 80 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Medicine ranking. It is followed by University of Newcastle Australia with 68 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Melbourne with 63 scientists.
Prominent researchers featured in Australia are associated with University of Newcastle Australia, University of Melbourne, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australian Catholic University, University of Sydney, Murdoch University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of New South Wales, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Professor Nicholas G. Martin from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is highlighted as the best scientist in Australia in our ranking with a D-index of 209. Ranking second in Australia is Nicholas J. Talley from University of Newcastle Australia with a D-index of 187. The third position in Australia is taken by Rinaldo Bellomo from University of Melbourne with a D-index of 174.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 165 in comparison to an average of 91 for all 614 researchers featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Medicine for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 1002 in comparison to an average of 501 for all 614 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 145275 against an average of 37976 for all 614 scientists.