The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline of
Immunology is based on data consolidated from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022. 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
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Immunology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scholars from the area of Immunology, based on a detailed study of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Immunology, as many as 8616 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is set to 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Immunology. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars assessed for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Since our primary aim is to make sure that only credible researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the contributions of scientists. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Immunology
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in the world is University of California System with 118 researchers affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Immunology ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 115 scholars and Karolinska Institute with 51 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Immunology in the world are associated with Osaka University, Yale University, University of Colorado Denver, Harvard University, Rockefeller University, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Scripps Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, University of Virginia.
Harvard University is featured as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 9756. Ranking second in the world is University of California System with a total D-index of 8834. The third position in the world is occupied by University of Oxford with a total D-index of 3679.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 410 in comparison to an average of 410 for all 482 institutions included in the ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Immunology by researchers affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 1482 against an average of 1482 for all 482 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 127653 against an average of 127653 for all 482 universities.