The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Microbiology relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the area of Microbiology, based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Microbiology, over 43737 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval 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 area of Microbiology. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine scholars are mentioned in our ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete tool to evaluate the contributions of scientists. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index according to data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Microbiology
With 23 researchers Israel ranks in spot 22 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Israel is Hebrew University of Jerusalem with 8 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem with 4 scientists. Ranking thirds is Hebrew University of Jerusalem with 3 scientists.
Prominent scientists present in Israel are associated with Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Rabin Medical Center, Weizmann Institute of Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ariel University, Bar-Ilan University, Sheba Medical Center, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Professor Yehuda Carmeli from Tel Aviv University is listed as the best researcher in Israel in our ranking with a D-index of 99. Ranking second in Israel is Ilan Chet from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a D-index of 94. The third spot in Israel is occupied by Aharon Oren from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a D-index of 84.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 61 in comparison to an average of 61 for all 23 scholars featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Microbiology for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 313 in comparison to an average of 190 for all 23 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 42042 against an average of 16693 for all 23 researchers.