The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Mathematics is based on data combined from
various 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Mathematics research
Our best universities ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scholars from the area of Mathematics , based on a thorough analysis of 166,880 scientists identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mathematics, as many as 6262 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Mathematics
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Mathematics. The approval factors for scientists 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 as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst ensuring 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.
Additional verification practices
As our main goal is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are listed in our ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete measure to quantify the work of researchers. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scientists, companies and administrative bodies around the world to investigate where top experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Mathematics
With 10 scientific affiliations Brazil ranks in spot 15 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Brazil is Universidade de São Paulo with 5 scholars affiliated with it being features in our Mathematics ranking. It is followed by State University of Campinas with 3 scientists and Federal University of São Carlos with 1 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Mathematics in Brazil are affiliated with Federal University of Pernambuco, Fluminense Federal University, Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Universidade Federal do ABC, Federal University of São Carlos, Federal University of Campina Grande, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Ponta Grossa State University, State University of Campinas. Universidade de São Paulo is highlighted as the best university in the Brazil in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 180. Ranking on the second place is State University of Campinas with a total D-index of 123. The third spot is taken by Federal University of Pernambuco with a total D-index of 68.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 180 against an average of 64 for all 10 institutions listed in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Mathematics by researchers affiliated with the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 939 against an average of 321 for all 10 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 10% universities is 32038 against an average of 11500 for all 10 universities.