The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Neuroscience is based on data
derived from a wide range of 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 papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Neuroscience research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the area of Neuroscience, established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Neuroscience, over 27400 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Because our leading goal is to ensure that only credible scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a complete measure to evaluate the contributions of researchers. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scholars, businessmen and politicians worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Neuroscience
With 91 researchers Belgium ranks in spot 14 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Belgium is KU Leuven with 22 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by KU Leuven with 20 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Liège with 13 scholars.
Prominent scholars ranking in Belgium are affiliated with University of Liège, KU Leuven, Ghent University, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université Catholique de Louvain, Fujirebio (Belgium), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Mons, University of Antwerp, UCB Pharma (Belgium).
Professor Steven Laureys from University of Liège is listed as the best researcher in Belgium in our ranking with a D-index of 128. Ranking second in Belgium is Bart De Strooper from KU Leuven with a D-index of 110. The third place in Belgium is taken by Pierre Maquet from University of Liège with a D-index of 104.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 91 against an average of 50 for all 91 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Neuroscience for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 912 in comparison to an average of 221 for all 91 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 30980 against an average of 11108 for all 91 researchers.