The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Immunology was created using data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Immunology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the discipline of Immunology, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Immunology, over 8616 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be evaluated is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Immunology. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our primary mission is to make sure that only credible scientists are included in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full tool to quantify the contributions of researchers. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scholars, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
With 342 scholars United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in United Kingdom is University of Oxford with 45 scholars affiliated with it being features in the Immunology ranking. It is followed by University of Oxford with 38 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Oxford with 29 scholars.
Prominent scholars featured in United Kingdom are associated with University of Oxford, University of Glasgow, The Francis Crick Institute, AstraZeneca (United Kingdom), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, University College London, Public Health England, Newcastle University.
Professor Stephen T. Holgate from University of Southampton is featured as the best researcher in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 170. Ranking on the second place in United Kingdom is Andrew J. McMichael from University of Oxford with a D-index of 155. The third place in United Kingdom is occupied by Siamon Gordon from University of Oxford with a D-index of 148.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 157 in comparison to an average of 69 for all 342 scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of published articles within the area of Immunology for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 532 in comparison to an average of 248 for all 342 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 80329 against an average of 21418 for all 342 researchers.