The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Microbiology relies os data
derived from multiple 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading researchers from the discipline of Microbiology, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Microbiology, over 5780 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Microbiology. The approval criteria 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 field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. 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 goal is to ensure that only genuine scholars are included in the ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to quantify the contributions of scholars. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
With 118 researchers Netherlands ranks in spot 7 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Netherlands is Utrecht University with 27 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis with 23 scientists. Ranking thirds is Radboud University Nijmegen with 11 scholars.
Prominent scholars listed in Netherlands are affiliated with Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Wageningen University & Research, University Medical Center Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Maastricht University.
Professor Marion Koopmans from Erasmus University Rotterdam is listed as the best scholar in Netherlands in our ranking with a D-index of 107. Ranking second in Netherlands is Jacques F. Meis from Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis with a D-index of 101. The third spot in Netherlands is occupied by Paul E. Verweij from Radboud University Nijmegen with a D-index of 101.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 88 against an average of 57 for all 118 researchers included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Microbiology for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 334 against an average of 158 for all 118 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 28457 against an average of 13459 for all 118 scientists.