The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Immunology was created using data derived from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Immunology research
Our best universities ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the field of Immunology , based on a thorough study of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Immunology, more than 8616 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Immunology. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be a complete measure to assess the work of scientists. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index according to data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
With 33 institutions United Kingdom ranks in spot 4 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in United Kingdom is University of Oxford with 44 scholars affiliated with it being listed in the Immunology ranking. It is followed by Imperial College London with 34 scientists and University College London with 27 researchers.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Immunology in United Kingdom are representing University of Oxford, University of Glasgow, The Francis Crick Institute, AstraZeneca (United Kingdom), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, University College London, Public Health England, Newcastle University. University of Oxford is highlighted as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 3679. Ranking on the second place is Imperial College London with a total D-index of 2572. The third place is taken by University College London with a total D-index of 1921.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 602 in comparison to an average of 602 for all 33 institutions featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Immunology by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 2207 in comparison to an average of 2207 for all 33 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 10% universities is 185588 against an average of 185588 for all 33 universities.