The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Medicine was created using data
consolidated from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Medicine research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the area of Medicine, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Medicine, over 65743 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Medicine
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 70 if most of their publications are in the area of Medicine. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only actual scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute measure to evaluate the work of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, companies and politicians worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Medicine
With 239 scientists Switzerland ranks in spot 11 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 60 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Medicine ranking. It is followed by University of Bern with 44 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Zurich with 22 researchers.
Prominent researchers ranking in Switzerland are associated with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of Fribourg, University of Basel, University of Zurich, Novartis (Switzerland), University of Lucerne, University Hospital of Basel, ETH Zurich, University Hospital of Bern, World Health Organization.
Professor Mark A. Rubin from University of Bern is featured as the best scientist in Switzerland in our ranking with a D-index of 163. Ranking second in Switzerland is Matthias Egger from University of Bern with a D-index of 161. The third position in Switzerland is occupied by Thomas F. Lüscher from University of Zurich with a D-index of 154.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 162 in comparison to an average of 88 for all 239 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Medicine for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 734 against an average of 342 for all 239 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 195505 against an average of 35935 for all 239 scholars.