The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Neuroscience relies os data
combined 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
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the field of Neuroscience, established by means of a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, more than 27400 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Neuroscience. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our main mission is to make sure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a full measure to assess the output of scientists. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scholars, companies and administrative bodies around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Neuroscience
With 376 scholars Italy ranks in spot 5 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Italy is Sapienza University of Rome with 46 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by National Research Council (CNR) with 22 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Rome Tor Vergata with 22 scholars.
Prominent researchers present in Italy are associated with National Research Council (CNR), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Istituto Universitario Di Studi Superiori Di Pavia, University of Parma, University of Florence, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Sapienza University of Rome, University of Brescia, University of Padua.
Professor Giancarlo Comi from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is listed as the best scientist in Italy in our ranking with a D-index of 142. Ranking second in Italy is Giacomo Rizzolatti from National Research Council (CNR) with a D-index of 129. The third spot in Italy is taken by Giorgio Bernardi from University of Rome Tor Vergata with a D-index of 119.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 113 against an average of 50 for all 376 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the area of Neuroscience for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 477 in comparison to an average of 203 for all 376 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 35560 against an average of 11797 for all 376 scientists.