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
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 account of leading scientists from the area of Microbiology , created using a meticulous study of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Microbiology, over 43737 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Microbiology. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Because our main mission is to make sure that only credible scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be a complete measure to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index with the help of data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, businessmen and politicians around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Microbiology
With 56 universities Japan ranks in spot 2 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Japan is Osaka University with 13 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Microbiology ranking. It is followed by University of Tokyo with 8 scholars and Kyoto University with 7 scientists.
The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Microbiology in Japan are affiliated with Nagoya City University, University of Tokyo, University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan, Fukuoka University, Hokkaido University, Chiba University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Juntendo University, Tokai University. Osaka University is highlighted as the best university in the Japan in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 785. Ranking on the second place is University of Tokyo with a total D-index of 553. The third position is occupied by Kyoto University with a total D-index of 549.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 151 against an average of 151 for all 56 institutions listed in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Microbiology by scholars affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 648 in comparison to an average of 648 for all 56 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 1% universities is 38076 against an average of 38076 for all 56 universities.