The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Immunology was created using data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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 only includes
papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Immunology research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the field of Immunology, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Immunology, more than 8616 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Immunology. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our main goal is to make sure that only credible scholars are mentioned in our ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a full tool to quantify the work of scholars. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in the world is National Institutes of Health with 102 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Immunology ranking. It is followed by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with 74 scientists. Ranking thirds is Harvard University with 58 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in the world are representing Yale University, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Harvard University, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Scripps Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Southampton, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Professor Shizuo Akira from Osaka University is listed as the best researcher in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 286. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is Richard A. Flavell from Yale University with a D-index of 236. The third position in the world is occupied by Steven A. Rosenberg from National Institutes of Health with a D-index of 235.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 178 against an average of 69 for all researchers included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Immunology for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 524 in comparison to an average of 245 for all researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 65452 against an average of 21805 for all researchers.