The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Molecular Biology relies os data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Molecular Biology research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy account of leading researchers from the area of Molecular Biology, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Molecular Biology, over 5724 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be considered is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Molecular Biology. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our leading goal is to ensure that only credible scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute means to quantify the contributions of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index according to information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 49 researchers China ranks in spot 8 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in China is Chinese Academy of Sciences with 10 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by Jinan University with 4 scholars. Ranking thirds is Chinese Academy of Sciences with 3 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in China are affiliated with Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jinan University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Proteome Research Center, Sichuan University, Peking University, East China Normal University, Tsinghua University, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China Agricultural University.
Professor David J. Chen from Chinese University of Hong Kong is featured as the best scholar in China in our ranking with a D-index of 105. Ranking second in China is Tao Pan from Jinan University with a D-index of 88. The third spot in China is occupied by Jiayang Li from Chinese Academy of Sciences with a D-index of 84.
The average D-index for the top 10% researchers is 87 in comparison to an average of 62 for all 49 scientists featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Molecular Biology for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 188 against an average of 188 for all 49 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 35799 against an average of 18620 for all 49 researchers.