The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline of
Microbiology is based on data consolidated from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were gathered 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
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Microbiology research
Our best universities ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading researchers from the area of Microbiology, created using a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Microbiology, more than 43737 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Microbiology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be evaluated is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Microbiology. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our leading goal is to ensure that only actual scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be an absolute tool to assess the contributions of researchers. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Microbiology
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in the world is University of California System with 100 scientists affiliated with it being featured in the Microbiology ranking. It is followed by Université Paris Cité with 49 scholars and Harvard University with 48 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Microbiology in the world are associated with Aix-Marseille University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Institut Pasteur, University of Fribourg, University of Pennsylvania, United States Department of Agriculture, Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, New York University, Broad Institute, University of Maryland, College Park.
University of California System is highlighted as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 6790. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is Harvard University with a total D-index of 3799. The third spot in the world is occupied by Université Paris Cité with a total D-index of 3017.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 324 in comparison to an average of 324 for all 608 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of published articles within the area of Microbiology by researchers affiliated with the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 1118 against an average of 1118 for all 608 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 10% universities is 88154 against an average of 88154 for all 608 universities.