The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Neuroscience was created using data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered 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 values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Neuroscience research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the discipline of Neuroscience, created using a detailed study of 166,880 scholars identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Neuroscience, as many as 27400 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Neuroscience. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars assessed for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Since our main goal is to make sure that only genuine scholars are listed in the ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the output of researchers. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element defining a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal 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 data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A thorough overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, businessmen and politicians worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire 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 Neuroscience
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in the world is University College London with 118 researchers affiliated with it being listed in the Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 113 scholars. Ranking thirds is National Institutes of Health with 93 scientists.
Prominent researchers ranking in the world are associated with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Rockefeller University, Johns Hopkins University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, University of Gothenburg, Lund University, Cornell University, Karolinska Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Professor Trevor W. Robbins from University of Cambridge is listed as the best researcher in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 258. Ranking on the second place in the world is Solomon H. Snyder from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a D-index of 256. The third spot in the world is occupied by John Q. Trojanowski from University of Pennsylvania with a D-index of 249.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 135 against an average of 55 for all scientists listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Neuroscience for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 449 in comparison to an average of 181 for all scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 132294 against an average of 15747 for all scholars.