The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena of
Chemistry was created using data consolidated from
a wide range of 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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Chemistry research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the area of Chemistry, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Chemistry, as many as 43178 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Chemistry. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top researchers 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 researchers are considered into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
As our main goal is to make sure that only genuine scholars are listed in Research.com ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute measure to quantify the work of scholars. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Chemistry
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in the world is University of California System with 258 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Kyoto University with 115 scientists and Osaka University with 87 researchers.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Chemistry in the world are associated with Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Collège de France, Ewha Womans University, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, University of Hong Kong, Royal Institute of Technology.
University of California System is highlighted as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 19799. Ranking on the second place in the world is Kyoto University with a total D-index of 7358. The third place in the world is occupied by University of Tokyo with a total D-index of 5846.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 519 in comparison to an average of 519 for all 1360 institutions included in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Chemistry by scientists affiliated with the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 2374 against an average of 2374 for all 1360 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 10% universities is 131085 against an average of 131085 for all 1360 universities.