The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline of
Biology and Biochemistry was created using data consolidated from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position
in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry, based on a thorough study of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Biology and Biochemistry, over 67599 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Since our main aim is to guarantee that only credible scientists are listed in our ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to assess the output of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in the world is University of California System with 600 researchers affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 319 scholars and University of Pennsylvania with 140 scholars.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry in the world are associated with Sorbonne University, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, University of Salford, The Gordon Life Science Institute, Lipotype, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, MIT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, University of Houston.
University of California System is featured as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 42892. Ranking second in the world is Harvard University with a total D-index of 26013. The third position in the world is occupied by University of Pennsylvania with a total D-index of 9499.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 710 against an average of 710 for all 1146 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 2421 against an average of 2421 for all 1146 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 1% universities is 205009 against an average of 205009 for all 1146 universities.