The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Medicine was created using data
derived from multiple 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Medicine research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the field of Medicine, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Medicine, as many as 68936 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Medicine
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be examined is established at 70 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Medicine. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given area in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars assessed for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our leading aim is to make sure that only actual scholars are included in the ranking we realize that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the output of scholars. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and politicians worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Medicine
With 185 researchers China ranks in spot 16 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in China is University of Hong Kong with 47 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Medicine ranking. It is followed by Chinese University of Hong Kong with 40 researchers. Ranking thirds is Chinese University of Hong Kong with 10 researchers.
Prominent researchers present in China are affiliated with University of Hong Kong, University of Macau, Chinese Center For Disease Control and Prevention, Fudan University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nankai University, Central South University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Tsinghua University, Guangzhou Medical University.
Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung from Chinese University of Hong Kong is featured as the best scientist in China in our ranking with a D-index of 172. Ranking second in China is Joseph Lau from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a D-index of 161. The third place in China is occupied by Henry Lik-Yuen Chan from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a D-index of 146.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 150 in comparison to an average of 90 for all 185 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Medicine for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 949 against an average of 545 for all 185 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 127811 against an average of 37560 for all 185 scholars.