The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Microbiology is based on data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scholars from the area of Microbiology, established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Microbiology, more than 43737 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Microbiology. The acceptance requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our main mission is to make sure that only actual scientists are included in the ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a full means to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in our ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Microbiology
With 138 scientists Australia ranks in spot 9 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Australia is University of Queensland with 20 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Microbiology ranking. It is followed by University of Queensland with 19 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Adelaide with 13 scholars.
Prominent researchers present in Australia are affiliated with QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Charles Darwin University, University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, University of Sydney, University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales, University of Western Australia, Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness, Burnet Institute.
Professor Edward C. Holmes from University of Sydney is listed as the best scientist in Australia in our ranking with a D-index of 160. Ranking on the second place in Australia is David L. Paterson from University of Queensland with a D-index of 130. The third spot in Australia is occupied by James C. Paton from University of Adelaide with a D-index of 107.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 160 in comparison to an average of 63 for all 138 scientists listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the area of Microbiology for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 481 against an average of 238 for all 138 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 114706 against an average of 16053 for all 138 researchers.