The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Mathematics was created using data consolidated from
multiple 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
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Mathematics research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading scholars from the discipline of Mathematics , created using a meticulous examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mathematics, more than 6262 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Mathematics
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Mathematics. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are considered into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
As our primary aim is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute means to quantify the work of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index using information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Mathematics
With 30 scientific affiliations Italy ranks in spot 6 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in Italy is Sapienza University of Rome with 9 scholars affiliated with it being features in the Mathematics ranking. It is followed by Polytechnic University of Milan with 8 scholars and University of Bologna with 7 researchers.
The most prominent scholars in the area of Mathematics in Italy are associated with Polytechnic University of Milan, National Research Council (CNR), National Institute for Nuclear Physics, University of Padua, University of Parma, University of Trento, University of Bologna, University of Pavia, University of Naples Federico II, Sapienza University of Rome. Polytechnic University of Milan is featured as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 393. Ranking on the second place is Sapienza University of Rome with a total D-index of 386. The third spot is taken by University of Bologna with a total D-index of 358.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 117 against an average of 117 for all 30 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Mathematics by scholars affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 517 in comparison to an average of 517 for all 30 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 24815 against an average of 24815 for all 30 universities.