The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Immunology is based on data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Immunology research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scholars from the area of Immunology, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Immunology, as many as 8616 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Immunology. The inclusion factors for researchers 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 considering best 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 researchers are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our leading mission is to make sure that only credible scholars are included in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
With 90 scientists Switzerland ranks in spot 10 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 21 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Immunology ranking. It is followed by University of Zurich with 11 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Zurich with 11 researchers.
Prominent scholars ranking in Switzerland are representing University of Lausanne, University of Bern, ETH Zurich, University Hospital of Bern, Roche (Switzerland), Novartis (Switzerland), University of Geneva, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of Basel, Universita della Svizzera Italiana.
Professor Antonio Lanzavecchia from University of Zurich is highlighted as the best scientist in Switzerland in our ranking with a D-index of 157. Ranking second in Switzerland is Cezmi A. Akdis from University of Zurich with a D-index of 139. The third position in Switzerland is occupied by Rolf M. Zinkernagel from University of Zurich with a D-index of 138.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 157 in comparison to an average of 74 for all 90 scholars included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Immunology for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 498 against an average of 217 for all 90 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 126865 against an average of 24849 for all 90 scholars.