The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Immunology was created using data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’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 reliable account of leading researchers from the discipline of Immunology, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Immunology, over 8616 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Immunology. The acceptance factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Since our main mission is to ensure that only credible researchers are included in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the work of scholars. This is why 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 Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scholars, companies and politicians around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
With 18 scholars Finland ranks in spot 20 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Finland is University of Helsinki with 8 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Immunology ranking. It is followed by University of Helsinki with 5 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Turku with 3 scholars.
Prominent scholars present in Finland are representing Tampere University, University of Helsinki, Turku University Hospital, University of Turku, Finnish Red Cross.
Professor Mikael Knip from University of Helsinki is featured as the best scientist in Finland in our ranking with a D-index of 109. Ranking second in Finland is Tari Haahtela from University of Helsinki with a D-index of 106. The third place in Finland is occupied by Jorma Ilonen from University of Turku with a D-index of 95.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 109 in comparison to an average of 76 for all 18 scientists included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Immunology for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 590 against an average of 298 for all 18 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 39871 against an average of 22013 for all 18 scientists.