Best Molecular Biology Universities in Australia 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Molecular Biology relies os data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating 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 scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Molecular Biology research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the field of Molecular Biology , established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 scientists identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Molecular Biology, over 5724 scientists were examined.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Molecular Biology
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 Molecular Biology. 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 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 goal
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.
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Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 10 institutions Australia ranks in spot 9 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Australia is Monash University with 9 scholars affiliated with it being features in Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of Melbourne with 5 scientists and University of Sydney with 4 scholars.

The most prominent researchers in the field of Molecular Biology in Australia are representing University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Monash University, University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne, Children's Medical Research Institute, University of Western Australia, University of South Australia, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Monash University is highlighted as the best university in the Australia in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 598. Ranking on the second place is University of Melbourne with a total D-index of 368. The third place is occupied by University of Sydney with a total D-index of 363.

The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 231 against an average of 231 for all 10 institutions featured in our ranking.

The average number of publications in the discipline of Molecular Biology by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 844 against an average of 844 for all 10 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 3% universities is 74469 against an average of 74469 for all 10 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.
42 World 1 National
Monash University

Monash University

Scholars 9 1,953 Σ D-index 598
73 World 2 National Scholars 5 1,517 Σ D-index 368
74 World 3 National Scholars 4 1,353 Σ D-index 363
78 World 4 National Scholars 4 1,511 Σ D-index 340
149 World 5 National Scholars 2 450 Σ D-index 161
163 World 6 National Scholars 2 595 Σ D-index 144
191 World 7 National Scholars 2 327 Σ D-index 119
207 World 8 National Scholars 1 364 Σ D-index 106
248 World 9 National Scholars 1 262 Σ D-index 71
331 World 10 National Scholars 1 108 Σ D-index 49

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