The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Molecular Biology was created using data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
acquired 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 scope of our Molecular Biology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the field of Molecular Biology, based on a thorough study of 166,880 researchers determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Molecular Biology, as many as 5724 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Molecular Biology. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading 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 primary mission is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be an absolute tool to assess the contributions of researchers. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index according to information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 49 scientists Australia ranks in spot 7 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Australia is Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research with 11 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of Queensland with 9 researchers. Ranking thirds is Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research with 5 scientists.
Prominent researchers present in Australia are affiliated with University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Monash University, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne, Children's Medical Research Institute, University of Western Australia, University of South Australia, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
Professor Edward C. Holmes from University of Sydney is featured as the best researcher in Australia in our ranking with a D-index of 148. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Australia is David A. Hume from University of Queensland with a D-index of 123. The third spot in Australia is taken by Alan F. Cowman from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research with a D-index of 117.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 74 against an average of 74 for all 49 scientists included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Molecular Biology for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 444 against an average of 248 for all 49 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 86826 against an average of 25120 for all 49 scholars.