The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena of
Medicine relies os data combined from
multiple 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
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Medicine research
Our best universities ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the field of Medicine, based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Medicine, more than 68936 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Medicine
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Medicine. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are added 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 rules
As our leading goal is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Medicine
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in the world is Harvard University with 883 scientists affiliated with it being featured in Research.com Medicine ranking. It is followed by University of California System with 727 scientists and Johns Hopkins University with 281 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Medicine in the world are affiliated with Southampton General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, deCODE Genetics (Iceland), Oakland University, Aga Khan University, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, VA Boston Healthcare System, University Hospital Heidelberg, Yale Cancer Center.
Harvard University is highlighted as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 90938. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is University of California System with a total D-index of 69712. The third spot in the world is taken by Johns Hopkins University with a total D-index of 27286.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 1638 in comparison to an average of 1638 for all 789 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Medicine by scientists affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 8316 in comparison to an average of 8316 for all 789 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 707480 against an average of 707480 for all 789 universities.