The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Immunology is based on data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Immunology research
Our best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the field of Immunology, created using a detailed study of 166,880 scholars determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Immunology, as many as 6370 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Immunology. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Because our leading goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a complete measure to evaluate the contributions of scientists. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element defining a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index according to data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
With 61 scientists Belgium ranks in spot 12 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Belgium is Ghent University with 16 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Immunology ranking. It is followed by Ghent University with 8 scholars. Ranking thirds is Ludwig Cancer Research with 7 scientists.
Prominent scholars present in Belgium are affiliated with Ghent University, Ludwig Cancer Research, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ghent University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, KU Leuven, Janssen (Belgium), University of Antwerp.
Professor Bart N. Lambrecht from Ghent University is listed as the best scholar in Belgium in our ranking with a D-index of 124. Ranking second in Belgium is Claus Bachert from Ghent University with a D-index of 116. The third spot in Belgium is occupied by Thierry Boon from Ludwig Cancer Research with a D-index of 114.
The average D-index for the top 10% researchers is 102 against an average of 60 for all 61 scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Immunology for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 434 in comparison to an average of 167 for all 61 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 55820 against an average of 15156 for all 61 researchers.