The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Physics is based on data
combined from multiple 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
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Physics research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the field of Physics, based on a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Physics, more than 51178 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Physics
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be evaluated is placed at 70 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Physics. The acceptance 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 given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible researchers are included in our ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the output of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Physics
With 15 scholars Russia ranks in spot 17 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Russia is Lomonosov Moscow State University with 3 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Physics ranking. It is followed by Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics with 2 scientists. Ranking thirds is Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics with 2 scholars.
Prominent researchers present in Russia are affiliated with Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, National Research Tomsk State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ITMO University, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg University.
Professor Alexander Belyaev from Lomonosov Moscow State University is highlighted as the best researcher in Russia in our ranking with a D-index of 194. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Russia is Vladimir Popov from Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics with a D-index of 141. The third position in Russia is occupied by Alexander Akindinov from Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics with a D-index of 114.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 194 in comparison to an average of 94 for all 15 researchers featured in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Physics for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 1690 in comparison to an average of 594 for all 15 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 43136 against an average of 43136 for all 15 researchers.