The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Molecular Biology relies os data
consolidated from various 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
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Molecular Biology research
Our best researchers ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the field of Molecular Biology, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Molecular Biology, more than 5724 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Molecular Biology. The inclusion factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
As our primary mission is to ensure that only actual researchers are included in our ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute tool to assess the contributions of scientists. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scholars, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole 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 Molecular Biology
With 162 scientists United Kingdom ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in United Kingdom is University of Cambridge with 23 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of Cambridge with 14 researchers. Ranking thirds is European Bioinformatics Institute with 11 scholars.
Prominent scientists featured in United Kingdom are associated with University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, European Bioinformatics Institute, King's College London, University of Leeds, Imperial College London, University of Exeter, University of Edinburgh, The Francis Crick Institute, University of Dundee.
Professor Kim Nasmyth from University of Oxford is highlighted as the best researcher in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 152. Ranking on the second place in United Kingdom is David C. Rubinsztein from University of Cambridge with a D-index of 148. The third spot in United Kingdom is taken by Janet M. Thornton from European Bioinformatics Institute with a D-index of 146.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 137 against an average of 73 for all 162 scholars included in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Molecular Biology for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 349 against an average of 200 for all 162 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 87047 against an average of 25602 for all 162 researchers.