The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Physics is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired 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 focus of our Physics research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the area of Physics, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Physics, as many as 51178 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Physics
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Physics. The approval requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be a complete measure to evaluate the output of scholars. For that reason we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’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 research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate researchers, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Physics
With 74 researchers Canada ranks in spot 8 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Canada is University of Toronto with 18 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Physics ranking. It is followed by University of Toronto with 11 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Toronto with 5 researchers.
Prominent scholars featured in Canada are associated with University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Victoria, McGill University, Dalhousie University, York University, Bishop's University, University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, Perimeter Institute.
Professor Douglas Scott from University of British Columbia is listed as the best scientist in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 199. Ranking on the second place in Canada is J. R. Bond from University of Toronto with a D-index of 192. The third spot in Canada is taken by William Trischuk from University of Toronto with a D-index of 160.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 175 in comparison to an average of 95 for all 74 scholars featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Physics for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 1055 in comparison to an average of 443 for all 74 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 189608 against an average of 48164 for all 74 scholars.