The first edition of Research.com ranking of top scientists – from all major areas of science – is based on scientist’s general H-index in a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.
The platform, Research.com – founded by Professor Imed Bouchrika – notes that:
“We believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline.
Salim Yusuf is joined by four other McMaster University scientists – Gordon Guyatt, Deborah Cook, Jack Hirsh, and Holger Schünemann – in the national and world rankings, as shown here. Congratulations to them all!