The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Immunology was created using data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's
D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes
publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Immunology research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the field of Immunology, created using a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Immunology, over 8616 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Immunology. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific discipline plus 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 total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
As our primary goal is to ensure that only credible researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute means to assess the contributions of scholars. This is why we manually verify 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 the ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, companies and decision-makers around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the whole scientific community to find out 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 scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in the world is National Institutes of Health with 103 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Immunology ranking. It is followed by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with 73 researchers. Ranking thirds is Harvard University with 57 scientists.
Prominent scholars featured in the world are representing University of California, San Francisco, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Rockefeller University, Scripps Research Institute, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, University of Tokyo, Collège de France, Immunai, Duke University.
Professor Shizuo Akira from Osaka University is featured as the best researcher in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 286. Ranking second in the world is Richard A. Flavell from Yale University with a D-index of 236. The third spot in the world is taken by Steven A. Rosenberg from National Institutes of Health with a D-index of 235.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 154 against an average of 69 for all scientists included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Immunology for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 611 in comparison to an average of 245 for all scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 65488 against an average of 21808 for all researchers.