The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Microbiology is based on data
derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the area of Microbiology, based on a thorough analysis of 166,880 scholars determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Microbiology, more than 43737 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Microbiology. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Since our primary goal is to ensure that only credible scholars are mentioned in our ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute measure to evaluate the work of researchers. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Microbiology
With 46 scientists Brazil ranks in spot 16 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Brazil is Universidade de São Paulo with 10 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Universidade de São Paulo with 8 scientists. Ranking thirds is Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with 7 scholars.
Prominent scientists featured in Brazil are representing Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Universidade de São Paulo, Federal University of Sao Paulo, State University of Pará, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Federal University of Bahia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Professor Jean Swings from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is listed as the best researcher in Brazil in our ranking with a D-index of 114. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Brazil is Marcelo B. Labruna from Universidade de São Paulo with a D-index of 80. The third place in Brazil is taken by Wanderley de Souza from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a D-index of 78.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 97 against an average of 55 for all 46 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Microbiology for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 515 against an average of 241 for all 46 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 36186 against an average of 12036 for all 46 scientists.