The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Microbiology was created using data combined from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were collected 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
only includes publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Microbiology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy list of leading researchers from the area of Microbiology , established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Microbiology, over 43737 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Microbiology. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline 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 researchers estimated for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
As our leading aim is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to quantify the work of scholars. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and decision-makers worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
With 11 scientific affiliations Switzerland ranks in spot 13 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 18 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Microbiology ranking. It is followed by University of Lausanne with 12 scholars and University of Basel with 12 researchers.
The most prominent scholars in the field of Microbiology in Switzerland are representing University of Fribourg, University of Lausanne, University Hospital of Basel, University of Basel, University of Bern, ETH Zurich, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, University Hospital of Lausanne, University of St. Gallen. University of Zurich is listed as the best university in the Switzerland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 1180. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Lausanne with a total D-index of 840. The third place is occupied by University of Basel with a total D-index of 761.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 441 in comparison to an average of 441 for all 11 institutions featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Microbiology by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 1499 against an average of 1499 for all 11 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 119406 against an average of 119406 for all 11 universities.