Best Immunology Scientists in South Korea

The 1st edition of ranking of the best researchers in the field 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 scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes exclusively publications and citation values for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Immunology research
Our best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the area of Immunology, based on a detailed study of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Immunology, more than 6370 researchers were investigated.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is established at 40 if most of their publications are in the area of Immunology. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given area as well as 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 overall number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification rules
As our leading goal is to guarantee that only actual researchers are included in the ranking we realize that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute means to quantify the output of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our mission is to motivate scholars, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to explore where top experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Immunology
With 11 scholars South Korea ranks in spot 23 in the world.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in South Korea is Catholic University of Korea with 3 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Immunology ranking. It is followed by Ajou University with 1 scientists. Ranking thirds is Catholic University of Korea with 1 researchers.

Prominent scholars present in South Korea are affiliated with Pohang University of Science and Technology, Ajou University, Seoul National University, Chungnam National University, University of Ulsan, Catholic University of Korea, Soonchunhyang University, Konkuk University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Professor Charles D. Surh from Pohang University of Science and Technology is featured as the best scholar in South Korea in our ranking with a D-index of 74. Ranking on the second place in South Korea is Hae-Sim Park from Ajou University with a D-index of 62. The third place in South Korea is taken by Ho-Youn Kim from Catholic University of Korea with a D-index of 60.

The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 74 in comparison to an average of 52 for all 11 scholars included in ranking.

The average number of publications in the area of Immunology for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 151 in comparison to an average of 206 for all 11 scholars.

The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 22314 against an average of 10310 for all 11 scholars.

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D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
877 World 1 National D-index 74 Citations 22,314 151
1575 World 2 National D-index 62 Citations 23,502 473
1713 World 3 National D-index 60 Citations 8,130 147
2358 World 4 National D-index 54 Citations 8,924 358
2494 World 5 National D-index 52 Citations 8,187 130
2749 World 6 National D-index 50 Citations 6,633 193
2784 World 7 National D-index 50 Citations 8,916 106
2924 World 8 National D-index 48 Citations 8,041 259
3059 World 9 National D-index 46 Citations 6,029 176
3513 World 10 National D-index 41 Citations 7,032 102
3622 World 11 National D-index 40 Citations 5,712 171

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