The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Biology and Biochemistry relies os data combined from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were acquired 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
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry , established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Biology and Biochemistry, over 67599 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Biology and Biochemistry. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Because our main mission is to make sure that only actual scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a full tool to quantify the work of researchers. For that reason we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Biology and Biochemistry
With 148 institutions Japan ranks in spot 2 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Japan is University of Tokyo with 128 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by Kyoto University with 91 scholars and Osaka University with 75 scientists.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry in Japan are representing University of Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Kobe University, Osaka University, Keio University, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Kyoto University, RIKEN, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chiba University. University of Tokyo is highlighted as the best university in the Japan in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 8433. Ranking second is Kyoto University with a total D-index of 6114. The third place is occupied by Osaka University with a total D-index of 4879.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 447 in comparison to an average of 447 for all 148 institutions included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Biology and Biochemistry by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 1874 in comparison to an average of 1874 for all 148 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 116968 against an average of 116968 for all 148 universities.