The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Neuroscience was created using data
derived from multiple 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
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the field of Neuroscience, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, as many as 27400 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given area in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars assessed for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our leading aim is to make sure that only actual scholars are included in the ranking we realize that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the output of scholars. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Neuroscience
With 135 researchers Sweden ranks in spot 11 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Sweden is Karolinska Institute with 63 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by Lund University with 25 researchers. Ranking thirds is Karolinska Institute with 18 researchers.
Prominent researchers present in Sweden are affiliated with University of Gothenburg, Lund University, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, Läkemedelsverket, Umeå University, University of Skövde, Uppsala University, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Linköping University.
Professor Kaj Blennow from University of Gothenburg is featured as the best scientist in Sweden in our ranking with a D-index of 190. Ranking second in Sweden is Anders Björklund from Lund University with a D-index of 185. The third place in Sweden is occupied by Tomas Hökfelt from Karolinska Institute with a D-index of 180.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 190 in comparison to an average of 58 for all 135 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Neuroscience for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 2200 against an average of 212 for all 135 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 69753 against an average of 16915 for all 135 scholars.