The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Molecular Biology is based on data derived from
multiple 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Molecular Biology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the discipline of Molecular Biology , based on a thorough study of 166,880 scientists identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Molecular Biology, over 5724 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Molecular Biology. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars 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 practices
Since our leading mission is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the output of scholars. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every scientist’s D-index according to information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A thorough definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scholars, businessmen and administrative bodies around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 27 scientific affiliations United Kingdom ranks in spot 4 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in United Kingdom is University of Cambridge with 22 researchers affiliated with it being features in Research.com Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by Imperial College London with 11 scholars and University of Edinburgh with 10 scholars.
The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Molecular Biology in United Kingdom are associated with University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, European Bioinformatics Institute, University of Edinburgh, King's College London, The Francis Crick Institute, Imperial College London, University of Exeter, University of Dundee, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. University of Cambridge is highlighted as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 1774. Ranking second is Imperial College London with a total D-index of 747. The third spot is taken by University of Edinburgh with a total D-index of 694.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 294 against an average of 294 for all 27 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Molecular Biology by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 829 in comparison to an average of 829 for all 27 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 101970 against an average of 101970 for all 27 universities.