The 1st 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 06-12-2021. 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 5780 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 8 scientists Greece ranks in spot 29 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Greece is National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with 4 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with 2 scientists. Ranking thirds is National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with 1 scholars.
Prominent scientists featured in Greece are representing Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Crete.
Professor Matthew E. Falagas from Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences is listed as the best researcher in Greece in our ranking with a D-index of 133. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Greece is Emmanuel Roilides from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a D-index of 71. The third place in Greece is taken by Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a D-index of 66.
The average D-index for the top 10% researchers is 133 against an average of 64 for all 8 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Microbiology for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 468 against an average of 228 for all 8 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 68587 against an average of 18254 for all 8 scientists.