The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Immunology is based on data
combined from various 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Immunology research
Our best scholars ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scientists from the area of Immunology, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Immunology, as many as 8616 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Immunology. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Since our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute tool to assess the work of scientists. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Immunology
With 69 scientists Belgium ranks in spot 12 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Belgium is Ghent University with 17 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Immunology ranking. It is followed by Ghent University with 8 researchers. Ranking thirds is Ludwig Cancer Research with 8 scientists.
Prominent researchers listed in Belgium are affiliated with Université Catholique de Louvain, Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Ghent University Hospital, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Janssen (Belgium), Hasselt University, University of Liège, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Professor Claus Bachert from Ghent University is featured as the best scholar in Belgium in our ranking with a D-index of 128. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Belgium is Bart N. Lambrecht from Ghent University with a D-index of 123. The third spot in Belgium is occupied by Thierry Boon from Ludwig Cancer Research with a D-index of 118.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 123 in comparison to an average of 64 for all 69 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Immunology for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 671 against an average of 248 for all 69 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 65101 against an average of 17408 for all 69 researchers.