The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Microbiology was created using data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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 takes into account only
publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Microbiology research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible account of leading scientists from the discipline of Microbiology, based on a thorough study of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Microbiology, more than 43737 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be evaluated is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Microbiology. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our main goal is to ensure that only credible scientists are listed in our ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the contributions of scientists. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. While it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to motivate scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in the world is National Institutes of Health with 118 scholars affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with 90 researchers. Ranking thirds is Institut Pasteur with 51 scientists.
Prominent scholars ranking in the world are associated with Wageningen University & Research, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, University of British Columbia, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, Harvard Medical School, University of Fribourg, Weill Cornell Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stanford University.
Professor Didier Raoult from Aix-Marseille University is listed as the best scholar in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 197. Ranking on the second place in the world is Willem M. de Vos from Wageningen University & Research with a D-index of 168. The third position in the world is taken by Gabriel Núñez from University of Michigan–Ann Arbor with a D-index of 167.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 126 against an average of 63 for all scientists included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Microbiology for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 425 against an average of 211 for all researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 66865 against an average of 16995 for all scholars.