The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Microbiology is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Microbiology research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the field of Microbiology, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Microbiology, more than 43737 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Microbiology. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our leading goal is to make sure that only genuine scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal 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 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 comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
With 15 researchers Portugal ranks in spot 28 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Portugal is University of Minho with 3 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Universidade Nova de Lisboa with 3 scholars. Ranking thirds is Universidade Nova de Lisboa with 3 researchers.
Prominent scientists listed in Portugal are associated with University of Minho, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, University of Lisbon, University of Coimbra, University of Porto, Catholic University of Portugal.
Professor Joana Azeredo from University of Minho is highlighted as the best researcher in Portugal in our ranking with a D-index of 70. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Portugal is Leonard Amaral from Universidade Nova de Lisboa with a D-index of 65. The third position in Portugal is occupied by Miguel Viveiros from Universidade Nova de Lisboa with a D-index of 64.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 55 against an average of 55 for all 15 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Microbiology for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 230 against an average of 230 for all 15 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 13035 against an average of 11137 for all 15 scholars.