The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Immunology relies os data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered 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
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Immunology research
Our best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the discipline of Immunology, established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Immunology, over 6370 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the field of Immunology. The acceptance requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
As our main mission is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be an absolute measure to evaluate the work of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scholars, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
With 9 scientists Ireland ranks in spot 24 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Ireland is Trinity College Dublin with 5 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Immunology ranking. It is followed by Trinity College Dublin with 2 researchers. Ranking thirds is Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with 1 scholars.
Prominent scientists present in Ireland are affiliated with Trinity College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Professor Kingston H. G. Mills from Trinity College Dublin is highlighted as the best researcher in Ireland in our ranking with a D-index of 91. Ranking on the second place in Ireland is Padraic G. Fallon from Trinity College Dublin with a D-index of 86. The third position in Ireland is occupied by Noel G. McElvaney from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a D-index of 63.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 60 in comparison to an average of 60 for all 9 researchers featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Immunology for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 242 in comparison to an average of 146 for all 9 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 33161 against an average of 14761 for all 9 scientists.