The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena of
Chemistry relies os data combined from
various 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 sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Chemistry research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable lineup of leading researchers from the discipline of Chemistry, established by means of a detailed analysis of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Chemistry, as many as 43178 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be evaluated is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Chemistry. The inclusion 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 area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars 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 methods
As our main mission is to make sure that only credible scientists are listed in our ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute means to quantify the output of scientists. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole 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 Chemistry
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in the world is Kyoto University with 115 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Osaka University with 87 scientists and University of Tokyo with 86 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Chemistry in the world are associated with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, MIT, University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Kyoto University is listed as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 7358. Ranking on the second place in the world is University of Tokyo with a total D-index of 5846. The third position in the world is occupied by University of California, Berkeley with a total D-index of 5608.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 514 against an average of 514 for all 1373 institutions listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Chemistry by scholars affiliated with the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 2353 against an average of 2353 for all 1373 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 1% universities is 129923 against an average of 129923 for all 1373 universities.