The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Immunology is based on data derived from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were acquired on 06-12-2021.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Immunology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the area of Immunology , established by means of a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Immunology, more than 6370 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is placed at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Immunology. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected field of study plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers 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.
Other verification methods
Because our main goal is to guarantee that only credible researchers are included in our ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a full tool to assess the contributions of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scholars, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
With 8 scientific affiliations Belgium ranks in spot 14 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Belgium is Ghent University with 15 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Immunology ranking. It is followed by KU Leuven with 8 scientists and Université Libre de Bruxelles with 6 researchers.
The most prominent scholars in the field of Immunology in Belgium are representing Ghent University, Ludwig Cancer Research, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ghent University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, KU Leuven, Janssen (Belgium), University of Antwerp. Ghent University is listed as the best university in the Belgium in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 978. Ranking on spot no. 2 is KU Leuven with a total D-index of 476. The third spot is taken by Université Libre de Bruxelles with a total D-index of 346.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 978 in comparison to an average of 326 for all 8 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Immunology by scholars affiliated with the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 3079 against an average of 966 for all 8 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 3% universities is 281699 against an average of 78499 for all 8 universities.