The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Microbiology relies os data consolidated from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Microbiology research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the field of Microbiology , established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 scientists identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Microbiology, over 5780 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Microbiology. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
As our main aim is to make sure that only actual scientists are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute measure to quantify the work of researchers. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A thorough definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give 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 Microbiology
With 19 institutions Canada ranks in spot 10 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Canada is University of British Columbia with 11 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Microbiology ranking. It is followed by McMaster University with 11 scientists and University of Toronto with 10 scholars.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Microbiology in Canada are representing University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo, University of Manitoba, University of Montreal, McMaster University, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, McGill University, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto. University of British Columbia is highlighted as the best university in the Canada in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 765. Ranking on the second place is McMaster University with a total D-index of 585. The third place is occupied by University of Toronto with a total D-index of 576.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 765 against an average of 265 for all 19 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Microbiology by scientists affiliated with the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 2082 against an average of 729 for all 19 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 253192 against an average of 62749 for all 19 universities.