The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Microbiology relies os data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the field of Microbiology, established by means of a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Microbiology, more than 43737 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Microbiology. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our main mission is to make sure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a full measure to assess the output of scientists. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scholars, companies and administrative bodies around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
With 1705 scholars United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in United States is National Institutes of Health with 118 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 90 researchers. Ranking thirds is Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with 40 scholars.
Prominent researchers present in United States are associated with University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Weill Cornell Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stanford University, University of Chicago, Agricultural Research Service, Cornell University, University of Maryland, College Park.
Professor Gabriel Núñez from University of Michigan–Ann Arbor is listed as the best scientist in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 167. Ranking second in United States is Jack L. Strominger from Harvard University with a D-index of 165. The third spot in United States is taken by Martin J. Blaser from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with a D-index of 159.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 148 against an average of 65 for all 1705 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the area of Microbiology for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 398 in comparison to an average of 192 for all 1705 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 62541 against an average of 18735 for all 1705 scientists.