The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Molecular Biology relies os data consolidated 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Molecular Biology research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Molecular Biology , based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Molecular Biology, as many as 5724 scholars were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Molecular Biology. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our primary aim is to ensure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the work of scholars. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, businessmen and politicians worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 31 institutions Germany ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Germany is Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München with 11 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by Heidelberg University with 7 researchers and University of Freiburg with 5 scholars.
The most prominent scholars in the area of Molecular Biology in Germany are affiliated with German Cancer Research Center, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Heidelberg University, Goethe University Frankfurt, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Saarland University, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Max Planck Society, University of Tübingen. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is featured as the best university in the Germany in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 880. Ranking on spot no. 2 is Heidelberg University with a total D-index of 511. The third spot is taken by University of Freiburg with a total D-index of 336.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 173 against an average of 173 for all 31 institutions listed in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Molecular Biology by scientists affiliated with the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 547 against an average of 547 for all 31 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 10% universities is 52983 against an average of 52983 for all 31 universities.