The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline 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
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the discipline of Neuroscience, created using a detailed study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Neuroscience, more than 27400 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be evaluated is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Neuroscience. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
As our main aim is to guarantee that only actual scholars are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a full tool to evaluate the output of scientists. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and administrative bodies around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Neuroscience
With 35 scientists South Korea ranks in spot 21 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in South Korea is Seoul National University with 6 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by Seoul National University Hospital with 4 researchers. Ranking thirds is Korea University of Science and Technology with 4 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in South Korea are affiliated with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea University of Science and Technology, Kangwon National University, Samsung Medical Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Hallym University, Yonsei University, Sungkyunkwan University.
Professor Eunjoon Kim from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is highlighted as the best researcher in South Korea in our ranking with a D-index of 71. Ranking on spot no. 2 in South Korea is Kon Chu from Seoul National University Hospital with a D-index of 69. The third spot in South Korea is occupied by Hee-Sup Shin from Korea University of Science and Technology with a D-index of 68.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 71 in comparison to an average of 46 for all 35 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Neuroscience for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 260 against an average of 221 for all 35 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 18464 against an average of 8783 for all 35 scientists.