The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Mathematics relies os data combined from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating the citation-based metrics were acquired 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
only includes publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Mathematics research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the area of Mathematics , established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Mathematics, more than 6262 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Mathematics
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be evaluated is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Mathematics. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to 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 overall number of scholars assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
As our primary goal is to make sure that only actual scholars are included in our ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to quantify the output of researchers. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element defining a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Mathematics
With 41 universities United Kingdom ranks in spot 5 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in United Kingdom is University of Oxford with 24 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Mathematics ranking. It is followed by University of Cambridge with 14 scientists and Imperial College London with 11 researchers.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Mathematics in United Kingdom are associated with University of Leicester, University College London, University of Strathclyde, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London, University of Southampton, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of Sheffield. University of Oxford is listed as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 1207. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Cambridge with a total D-index of 649. The third position is occupied by Imperial College London with a total D-index of 468.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 928 in comparison to an average of 180 for all 41 institutions included in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Mathematics by scientists affiliated with the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 2617 against an average of 717 for all 41 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 337683 against an average of 56860 for all 41 universities.