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.
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 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.
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.