The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Microbiology relies os data
consolidated 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Microbiology research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading researchers from the discipline of Microbiology, based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Microbiology, over 43737 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be evaluated is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Microbiology. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Because our primary mission is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index according to 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 detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, businessmen and politicians around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
With 260 scientists France ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in France is Institut Pasteur with 50 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Institut Pasteur with 49 scientists. Ranking thirds is Institut Pasteur with 20 researchers.
Prominent researchers present in France are affiliated with Aix-Marseille University, Institut Pasteur, bioMérieux (France), INRAE : Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement, Sorbonne University, University of Bordeaux, Paris-Est Créteil University, Université Paris Cité, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Collège de France.
Professor Didier Raoult from Aix-Marseille University is highlighted as the best researcher in France in our ranking with a D-index of 197. Ranking on the second place in France is Philippe J. Sansonetti from Institut Pasteur with a D-index of 142. The third spot in France is taken by Pascale Cossart from Institut Pasteur with a D-index of 141.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 128 in comparison to an average of 62 for all 260 scholars included in the ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Microbiology for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 687 in comparison to an average of 218 for all 260 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 60404 against an average of 16690 for all 260 scholars.