The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Molecular Biology is based on data
derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Molecular Biology research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the field of Molecular Biology, established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Molecular Biology, more than 5724 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Molecular Biology. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our primary aim is to guarantee that only credible scientists are included in Research.com ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each researcher’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scientists, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 69 researchers Canada ranks in spot 6 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Canada is University of Toronto with 16 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of Toronto with 7 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Toronto with 7 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in Canada are affiliated with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Population Health Research Institute, Université Laval.
Professor Tak W. Mak from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is highlighted as the best scientist in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 208. Ranking second in Canada is Tony Pawson from University of Toronto with a D-index of 164. The third position in Canada is taken by Janet Rossant from University of Toronto with a D-index of 152.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 186 against an average of 71 for all 69 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Molecular Biology for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 623 against an average of 197 for all 69 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 86753 against an average of 26050 for all 69 researchers.