The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Physics is based on data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Physics research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the area of Physics, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Physics, over 51178 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Physics
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the area of Physics. The approval criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Since our leading mission is to make sure that only genuine scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be a full means to quantify the contributions of scientists. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric defining a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Physics
With 58 scientists China ranks in spot 11 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in China is Chinese Academy of Sciences with 9 scholars affiliated with it being listed in the Physics ranking. It is followed by Peking University with 8 scientists. Ranking thirds is Tongji University with 5 scientists.
Prominent researchers ranking in China are affiliated with University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Tongji University, University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Southeast University, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Jiangsu Normal University, Nanjing University.
Professor Xiang Zhang from University of Hong Kong is highlighted as the best scientist in China in our ranking with a D-index of 184. Ranking on the second place in China is Luis C. Ho from Peking University with a D-index of 154. The third spot in China is occupied by Fabio Marchesoni from Tongji University with a D-index of 118.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 184 against an average of 88 for all 58 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Physics for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 1104 against an average of 501 for all 58 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 109655 against an average of 37429 for all 58 scientists.