The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Microbiology is based on data
combined from various 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the discipline of Microbiology, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Microbiology, more than 43737 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Microbiology. The approval requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Since our leading mission is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are included in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a full tool to assess the work of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, companies and politicians worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire 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 141 scholars Spain ranks in spot 8 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Spain is Spanish National Research Council with 22 scholars affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón with 22 scientists. Ranking thirds is Spanish National Research Council with 14 scholars.
Prominent scholars present in Spain are associated with Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Rovira i Virgili University, University of Cantabria, University of La Rioja, University of Leon, University of Seville, University of Santiago de Compostela.
Professor Esteban Domingo from Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa is featured as the best scholar in Spain in our ranking with a D-index of 102. Ranking on the second place in Spain is Emilio Bouza from Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón with a D-index of 100. The third place in Spain is taken by Carlos Martínez-A from Spanish National Research Council with a D-index of 95.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 95 in comparison to an average of 61 for all 141 scientists featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the area of Microbiology for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 519 against an average of 233 for all 141 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 34068 against an average of 14207 for all 141 scientists.