The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Molecular Biology is based on data derived from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising 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
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Molecular Biology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the field of Molecular Biology , based on a thorough study of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Molecular Biology, over 5724 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Molecular Biology
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Molecular Biology. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Since our main goal is to make sure that only genuine scholars are included in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a full tool to assess the contributions of researchers. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a metric impacting a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Molecular Biology
With 113 scientific affiliations United States ranks in spot 1 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in United States is Harvard University with 54 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Molecular Biology ranking. It is followed by University of California, San Diego with 26 scientists and University of California, San Francisco with 23 researchers.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Molecular Biology in United States are affiliated with University of California, San Diego, California Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University, Cornell University, Boston Children's Hospital, MIT, Center for Cancer Research, Rockefeller University, Harvard University, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Harvard University is highlighted as the best university in the United States in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 5111. Ranking on the second place is University of California, San Diego with a total D-index of 2300. The third position is occupied by Stanford University with a total D-index of 2050.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 459 against an average of 459 for all 113 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the area of Molecular Biology by scholars affiliated with the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 1261 in comparison to an average of 1261 for all 113 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 10% universities is 183544 against an average of 183544 for all 113 universities.