Best Neuroscience Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Neuroscience scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Neuroscience, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Neuroscience, over 9,233 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. The inclusion 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 given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
3 World 1 National D-index 223 Citations 216,493 786
5 World 2 National D-index 200 Citations 174,957 629
6 World 3 National D-index 197 Citations 136,656 517
7 World 4 National D-index 196 Citations 131,436 848
9 World 5 National D-index 188 Citations 130,744 708
10 World 6 National D-index 185 Citations 125,335 810
12 World 7 National D-index 178 Citations 125,589 748
13 World 8 National D-index 176 Citations 123,332 621
15 World 9 National D-index 174 Citations 124,504 484
16 World 10 National D-index 173 Citations 125,430 437
18 World 11 National D-index 167 Citations 112,031 978
19 World 12 National D-index 167 Citations 115,885 624
23 World 13 National D-index 163 Citations 86,111 305
24 World 14 National D-index 163 Citations 118,887 488
27 World 15 National D-index 162 Citations 113,482 405
28 World 16 National D-index 161 Citations 133,307 452
29 World 17 National D-index 160 Citations 101,430 643
30 World 18 National D-index 160 Citations 89,048 413
31 World 19 National D-index 158 Citations 100,877 412
32 World 20 National D-index 156 Citations 90,971 417
34 World 21 National D-index 155 Citations 104,313 378
35 World 22 National D-index 154 Citations 77,053 751
37 World 23 National D-index 153 Citations 83,291 490
39 World 24 National D-index 151 Citations 145,887 300
40 World 25 National D-index 149 Citations 175,240 329
41 World 26 National D-index 149 Citations 92,886 258
42 World 27 National D-index 146 Citations 119,940 462
43 World 28 National D-index 146 Citations 132,030 279
45 World 29 National D-index 145 Citations 79,470 399
46 World 30 National D-index 145 Citations 85,208 305
48 World 31 National D-index 145 Citations 76,249 348
51 World 32 National D-index 143 Citations 120,356 441
52 World 33 National D-index 142 Citations 66,560 519
54 World 34 National D-index 141 Citations 90,615 249
56 World 36 National D-index 141 Citations 67,065 211
57 World 35 National D-index 141 Citations 69,850 394
58 World 37 National D-index 140 Citations 134,793 303
60 World 38 National D-index 138 Citations 68,874 365
62 World 39 National D-index 137 Citations 94,211 348
63 World 40 National D-index 137 Citations 77,036 478
64 World 41 National D-index 137 Citations 74,084 314
68 World 43 National D-index 135 Citations 68,658 591
69 World 44 National D-index 134 Citations 61,628 534
70 World 45 National D-index 134 Citations 75,932 242
71 World 46 National D-index 134 Citations 53,736 418
73 World 47 National D-index 133 Citations 58,303 270
74 World 48 National D-index 133 Citations 57,791 472
76 World 49 National D-index 132 Citations 75,066 950
78 World 50 National D-index 131 Citations 76,841 298
79 World 51 National D-index 131 Citations 62,505 488
80 World 52 National D-index 131 Citations 48,991 324
84 World 53 National D-index 130 Citations 87,631 324
87 World 54 National D-index 129 Citations 63,403 367
88 World 55 National D-index 129 Citations 76,396 482
89 World 56 National D-index 128 Citations 109,133 291
91 World 57 National D-index 128 Citations 52,636 552
92 World 58 National D-index 127 Citations 52,727 468
93 World 59 National D-index 127 Citations 57,234 386
98 World 60 National D-index 126 Citations 118,280 324
100 World 61 National D-index 126 Citations 69,132 222
101 World 62 National D-index 125 Citations 48,451 448
102 World 63 National D-index 124 Citations 54,681 284
103 World 64 National D-index 124 Citations 51,214 240
104 World 65 National D-index 124 Citations 54,433 355
105 World 66 National D-index 124 Citations 57,348 509
106 World 67 National D-index 124 Citations 66,144 356
107 World 68 National D-index 124 Citations 50,818 396
109 World 69 National D-index 123 Citations 54,076 457
111 World 70 National D-index 123 Citations 52,902 288
112 World 71 National D-index 123 Citations 149,433 230
113 World 72 National D-index 123 Citations 50,038 305
118 World 73 National D-index 121 Citations 67,793 257
121 World 74 National D-index 121 Citations 59,188 299
123 World 75 National D-index 121 Citations 55,414 259
124 World 76 National D-index 121 Citations 43,718 400
125 World 77 National D-index 120 Citations 73,020 171
127 World 78 National D-index 120 Citations 49,740 196
129 World 79 National D-index 120 Citations 49,744 391
130 World 80 National D-index 120 Citations 72,913 289
131 World 81 National D-index 120 Citations 52,455 275
132 World 82 National D-index 120 Citations 56,869 247
133 World 83 National D-index 120 Citations 59,776 311
134 World 84 National D-index 120 Citations 70,352 403
136 World 85 National D-index 119 Citations 62,889 299
137 World 86 National D-index 118 Citations 62,892 409
141 World 87 National D-index 118 Citations 98,922 259
143 World 88 National D-index 118 Citations 60,740 262
145 World 89 National D-index 117 Citations 57,069 214
147 World 90 National D-index 117 Citations 48,664 515
148 World 91 National D-index 117 Citations 52,735 201
149 World 92 National D-index 117 Citations 74,176 358
150 World 93 National D-index 117 Citations 65,925 264
151 World 94 National D-index 116 Citations 57,079 266
152 World 95 National D-index 116 Citations 55,802 281
154 World 96 National D-index 115 Citations 59,575 460
155 World 97 National D-index 115 Citations 60,377 325
157 World 99 National D-index 115 Citations 48,897 386
158 World 100 National D-index 115 Citations 65,721 223

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