The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline of
Microbiology relies os data derived from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the area of Microbiology, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Microbiology, over 43737 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Microbiology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as 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 overall number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our primary goal is to guarantee that only actual scholars are included in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in the world is Harvard University with 48 scientists affiliated with it being featured in Research.com Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Université Paris Cité with 48 scientists and Johns Hopkins University with 43 scholars.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Microbiology in the world are representing Wageningen University & Research, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, University of British Columbia, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, Harvard Medical School, University of Fribourg, Weill Cornell Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stanford University.
Harvard University is listed as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 3799. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is Johns Hopkins University with a total D-index of 2969. The third spot in the world is occupied by Université Paris Cité with a total D-index of 2966.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 322 against an average of 322 for all 615 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Microbiology by researchers affiliated with the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 1108 against an average of 1108 for all 615 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 87205 against an average of 87205 for all 615 universities.