The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Microbiology is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Microbiology research
Our best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading researchers from the discipline of Microbiology, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Microbiology, more than 43737 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be examined is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Microbiology. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine scholars are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute measure to evaluate the output of scientists. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scholars, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
With 133 scholars Canada ranks in spot 10 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Canada is McMaster University with 13 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Microbiology ranking. It is followed by University of British Columbia with 13 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Toronto with 12 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in Canada are associated with University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, McMaster University, McGill University, University Health Network, University of Alberta, Queen's University, University of Manitoba, University of Calgary, University of Toronto.
Professor Robert E. W. Hancock from University of British Columbia is highlighted as the best scientist in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 167. Ranking second in Canada is B. Brett Finlay from University of British Columbia with a D-index of 154. The third place in Canada is occupied by Allison McGeer from University of Toronto with a D-index of 110.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 105 in comparison to an average of 62 for all 133 scholars listed in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Microbiology for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 460 in comparison to an average of 199 for all 133 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 59841 against an average of 15994 for all 133 scholars.