Best Microbiology Universities in Ireland 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Microbiology is based on data derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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 scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Microbiology research
Our best universities ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the area of Microbiology , based on a thorough study of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Microbiology, over 43737 scientists were examined.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Microbiology. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification practices
Since our main aim is to ensure that only actual researchers are mentioned in ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete tool to assess the output of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our objective is to inspire researchers, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Microbiology
With 3 universities Ireland ranks in spot 28 globally.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in Ireland is National University of Ireland with 18 scholars affiliated with it being features in Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Trinity College Dublin with 3 scientists and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with 1 scientists.

The most prominent scholars in the field of Microbiology in Ireland are associated with University College Cork, Teagasc - The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, National University of Ireland, Galway, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin, Cork Institute of Technology. National University of Ireland is featured as the best university in the Ireland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 1380. Ranking second is Trinity College Dublin with a total D-index of 195. The third position is occupied by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a total D-index of 65.

The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 546 against an average of 546 for all 3 institutions included in our ranking.

The average number of published articles within the area of Microbiology by scholars affiliated with the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 2055 in comparison to an average of 2055 for all 3 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 170255 against an average of 170255 for all 3 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
24 World 1 National Scholars 18 5,299 Σ D-index 1,380
265 World 2 National Scholars 3 484 Σ D-index 195
436 World 3 National Scholars 1 383 Σ D-index 65

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