The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Microbiology relies os data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the discipline of Microbiology, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Microbiology, more than 43737 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Microbiology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars 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.
Other verification methods
As our main aim is to make sure that only actual scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the output of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a researcher’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index with the help of metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Microbiology
With 20 scientists Norway ranks in spot 24 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Norway is University of Oslo with 7 researchers affiliated with it being listed in our Microbiology ranking. It is followed by University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway with 3 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Bergen with 3 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in Norway are representing University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, University of Bergen, University of Oslo, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo University Hospital, Haukeland University Hospital, University Hospital of North Norway.
Professor Dominique A. Caugant from Norwegian Institute of Public Health is highlighted as the best scholar in Norway in our ranking with a D-index of 81. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Norway is Einar Ringø from University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway with a D-index of 79. The third spot in Norway is taken by Cecilie Svanes from University of Bergen with a D-index of 63.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 54 in comparison to an average of 54 for all 20 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Microbiology for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 280 in comparison to an average of 161 for all 20 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 10968 against an average of 10968 for all 20 scientists.