Best Neuroscience Scientists

The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the discipline of Neuroscience is based on data derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the field of Neuroscience, based on a detailed study of 166,880 scholars determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Neuroscience, over 27400 scientists were investigated.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification rules
Because our main aim is to make sure that only actual scientists are included in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a complete tool to evaluate 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. Although it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index using information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our aim is to motivate scholars, companies and decision-makers around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Neuroscience
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in the world is University College London with 118 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 113 researchers. Ranking thirds is National Institutes of Health with 92 scientists.

Prominent scholars listed in the world are affiliated with University of Warwick, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Oakland University, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Brookhaven National Laboratory, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Innsbruck Medical University.

Professor Trevor W. Robbins from University of Cambridge is listed as the best scientist in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 258. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is Solomon H. Snyder from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a D-index of 256. The third spot in the world is occupied by John Q. Trojanowski from University of Pennsylvania with a D-index of 249.

The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 150 in comparison to an average of 55 for all scientists listed in our ranking.

The average number of published papers in the area of Neuroscience for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 856 in comparison to an average of 181 for all researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 132294 against an average of 15747 for all scientists.

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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
901 World 489 National D-index 80 Citations 36,273 177
902 World 103 National D-index 80 Citations 36,211 181
903 World 490 National D-index 80 Citations 34,484 172
904 World 491 National D-index 80 Citations 33,936 198
905 World 492 National D-index 80 Citations 32,444 471
906 World 493 National D-index 80 Citations 31,491 302
907 World 21 National D-index 80 Citations 30,036 187
908 World 494 National D-index 80 Citations 29,277 193
909 World 495 National D-index 80 Citations 28,123 184
910 World 496 National D-index 80 Citations 27,311 160
911 World 104 National D-index 80 Citations 27,107 242
912 World 497 National D-index 80 Citations 26,998 254
913 World 68 National D-index 80 Citations 26,550 280
914 World 16 National D-index 80 Citations 26,254 247
915 World 498 National D-index 80 Citations 25,516 202
916 World 28 National D-index 80 Citations 25,488 319
917 World 499 National D-index 80 Citations 25,459 185
918 World 500 National D-index 80 Citations 25,156 256
919 World 2 National D-index 80 Citations 25,094 270
920 World 44 National D-index 80 Citations 24,982 264
921 World 501 National D-index 80 Citations 24,507 320
922 World 69 National D-index 80 Citations 23,726 269
923 World 23 National D-index 80 Citations 23,724 337
924 World 9 National D-index 80 Citations 23,578 205
925 World 502 National D-index 80 Citations 23,200 237
926 World 105 National D-index 80 Citations 23,074 199
927 World 14 National D-index 80 Citations 23,065 336
928 World 70 National D-index 80 Citations 22,493 666
929 World 71 National D-index 80 Citations 22,411 236
930 World 503 National D-index 80 Citations 21,739 186
931 World 504 National D-index 80 Citations 21,690 216
932 World 6 National D-index 80 Citations 21,462 238
933 World 22 National D-index 80 Citations 20,844 384
934 World 1 National D-index 80 Citations 20,598 366
935 World 45 National D-index 80 Citations 20,298 204
936 World 72 National D-index 80 Citations 20,043 304
937 World 24 National D-index 80 Citations 19,844 237
938 World 106 National D-index 80 Citations 19,194 261
939 World 505 National D-index 80 Citations 19,014 163
940 World 29 National D-index 80 Citations 18,386 455
941 World 30 National D-index 80 Citations 18,138 402
942 World 506 National D-index 79 Citations 39,609 227
943 World 507 National D-index 79 Citations 37,464 214
944 World 46 National D-index 79 Citations 32,458 208
945 World 107 National D-index 79 Citations 31,053 222
946 World 508 National D-index 79 Citations 30,095 182
947 World 509 National D-index 79 Citations 29,361 209
948 World 510 National D-index 79 Citations 29,194 434
949 World 73 National D-index 79 Citations 29,059 353
950 World 511 National D-index 79 Citations 28,720 190
951 World 512 National D-index 79 Citations 27,706 129
952 World 513 National D-index 79 Citations 27,356 213
953 World 31 National D-index 79 Citations 26,127 601
954 World 514 National D-index 79 Citations 25,727 239
955 World 515 National D-index 79 Citations 25,630 154
956 World 516 National D-index 79 Citations 25,319 182
957 World 517 National D-index 79 Citations 25,103 158
958 World 23 National D-index 79 Citations 24,626 199
959 World 518 National D-index 79 Citations 24,268 192
960 World 519 National D-index 79 Citations 23,975 175
961 World 520 National D-index 79 Citations 23,901 291
962 World 521 National D-index 79 Citations 23,831 290
963 World 522 National D-index 79 Citations 23,661 304
964 World 17 National D-index 79 Citations 23,586 444
965 World 7 National D-index 79 Citations 23,397 376
966 World 10 National D-index 79 Citations 23,318 268
967 World 7 National D-index 79 Citations 22,919 276
968 World 523 National D-index 79 Citations 22,698 252
969 World 524 National D-index 79 Citations 21,975 134
970 World 8 National D-index 79 Citations 21,309 230
971 World 74 National D-index 79 Citations 21,071 219
972 World 525 National D-index 79 Citations 21,005 405
973 World 32 National D-index 79 Citations 21,001 332
974 World 24 National D-index 79 Citations 20,855 215
975 World 526 National D-index 79 Citations 20,523 182
976 World 18 National D-index 79 Citations 20,442 322
977 World 75 National D-index 79 Citations 19,841 445
978 World 6 National D-index 79 Citations 19,376 285
979 World 76 National D-index 79 Citations 19,237 321
980 World 25 National D-index 79 Citations 19,200 277
981 World 47 National D-index 79 Citations 17,438 198
982 World 19 National D-index 78 Citations 176,723 262
983 World 527 National D-index 78 Citations 37,051 234
984 World 108 National D-index 78 Citations 35,101 164
985 World 528 National D-index 78 Citations 34,711 139
986 World 529 National D-index 78 Citations 31,481 154
987 World 48 National D-index 78 Citations 31,236 321
988 World 530 National D-index 78 Citations 29,646 247
989 World 77 National D-index 78 Citations 28,979 302
990 World 531 National D-index 78 Citations 27,808 150
991 World 532 National D-index 78 Citations 27,479 262
992 World 12 National D-index 78 Citations 27,339 557
993 World 533 National D-index 78 Citations 27,067 276
994 World 534 National D-index 78 Citations 26,386 206
995 World 535 National D-index 78 Citations 26,218 276
996 World 536 National D-index 78 Citations 25,184 256
997 World 25 National D-index 78 Citations 24,970 316
998 World 537 National D-index 78 Citations 24,637 169
999 World 538 National D-index 78 Citations 23,567 300
1000 World 539 National D-index 78 Citations 23,450 185

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