The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Biology and Biochemistry is based on data combined from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 06-12-2021.
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 papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Biology and Biochemistry research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable account of leading scientists from the area of Biology and Biochemistry , created using a meticulous examination of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Biology and Biochemistry, over 23135 scholars were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Biology and Biochemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our leading goal is to make sure that only genuine scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to assess the contributions of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a element impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to provide 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 Biology and Biochemistry
With 252 universities United States ranks in spot 1 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in United States is Harvard University with 296 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Biology and Biochemistry ranking. It is followed by University of California, San Diego with 140 scholars and University of Pennsylvania with 117 researchers.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry in United States are affiliated with The Gordon Life Science Institute, MIT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, University of Houston, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Neurosciences Institute, Regeneron (United States), Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Cullinan Oncology, Inc., Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Harvard University is featured as the best university in the United States in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 22093. Ranking second is University of California, San Diego with a total D-index of 9874. The third place is occupied by University of California, San Francisco with a total D-index of 8291.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 6177 against an average of 1162 for all 252 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Biology and Biochemistry by scholars affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 23582 in comparison to an average of 2876 for all 252 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 10% universities is 2201685 against an average of 367781 for all 252 universities.