The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field of
Immunology is based on data consolidated from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating 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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Immunology research
Our best universities ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the discipline of Immunology, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Immunology, more than 8616 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Immunology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Immunology. The inclusion requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our main goal is to ensure that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be a complete tool to evaluate the contributions of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable 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 metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scholars, companies and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Immunology
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in the world is Harvard University with 113 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Immunology ranking. It is followed by Karolinska Institute with 51 researchers and Université Paris Cité with 46 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Immunology in the world are representing University of California, San Francisco, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Rockefeller University, Scripps Research Institute, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Collège de France, University of Tokyo, Immunai, Duke University.
Harvard University is highlighted as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 9578. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is University of Oxford with a total D-index of 3679. The third spot in the world is taken by Karolinska Institute with a total D-index of 3456.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 409 against an average of 409 for all 489 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Immunology by researchers affiliated with the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 1477 against an average of 1477 for all 489 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 127580 against an average of 127580 for all 489 universities.