The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Neuroscience is based on data
consolidated 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the area of Neuroscience, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Neuroscience, more than 27400 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Neuroscience. The approval criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added 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
Because our primary aim is to guarantee that only actual researchers are listed in the ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete measure to assess the contributions of scholars. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index according to information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research 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
With 54 scholars Brazil ranks in spot 17 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Brazil is Universidade de São Paulo with 14 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by State University of Campinas with 7 scientists. Ranking thirds is Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie with 5 researchers.
Prominent researchers ranking in Brazil are representing Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, State University of Campinas, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Universidade de São Paulo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal do ABC, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense.
Professor Ivan Izquierdo from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul is listed as the best researcher in Brazil in our ranking with a D-index of 102. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Brazil is Fernando Cendes from State University of Campinas with a D-index of 88. The third position in Brazil is occupied by Paulo S. Boggio from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie with a D-index of 74.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 88 in comparison to an average of 45 for all 54 researchers included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Neuroscience for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 417 against an average of 191 for all 54 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 31355 against an average of 8544 for all 54 scholars.