The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Genetics and Molecular Biology relies os data consolidated from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were gathered 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 focus of our Genetics and Molecular Biology research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading scholars from the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology , created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology, over 10151 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Genetics and Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Genetics and Molecular Biology. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our main mission is to guarantee that only actual scientists are included in our ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the output of researchers. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric defining a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Genetics and Molecular Biology
With 41 institutions United Kingdom ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in United Kingdom is University of Cambridge with 54 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Genetics and Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of Edinburgh with 37 scientists and University of Oxford with 35 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Genetics and Molecular Biology in United Kingdom are representing University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, King's College London, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Babraham Institute, Queen Mary University of London, European Bioinformatics Institute, Public Health England, John Radcliffe Hospital. University of Cambridge is featured as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 3953. Ranking second is University of Oxford with a total D-index of 2732. The third spot is occupied by University of Edinburgh with a total D-index of 2539.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 2759 in comparison to an average of 585 for all 41 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 8664 in comparison to an average of 1339 for all 41 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 3% universities is 1872358 against an average of 239283 for all 41 universities.