The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Molecular Biology is based on data derived from
various 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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Molecular Biology research
Our best universities ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the field of Molecular Biology , established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Molecular Biology, more than 5724 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Molecular Biology
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 discipline of Molecular Biology. The acceptance factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
As our primary goal is to ensure that only credible scholars are listed in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute tool to assess the contributions of researchers. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 7 scientific affiliations Switzerland ranks in spot 10 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 10 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of Basel with 5 researchers and University of Lausanne with 4 researchers.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Molecular Biology in Switzerland are associated with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Friedrich Miescher Institute, University of Basel, University of Zurich, University of Lausanne, ETH Zurich, University of Geneva, University of Bern, Novartis (Switzerland). University of Zurich is featured as the best university in the Switzerland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 687. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Basel with a total D-index of 461. The third place is taken by University of Lausanne with a total D-index of 230.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 255 in comparison to an average of 255 for all 7 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Molecular Biology by scientists affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 593 in comparison to an average of 593 for all 7 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 10% universities is 83278 against an average of 83278 for all 7 universities.