The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Medicine is based on data combined from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Medicine research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the area of Medicine , based on a detailed study of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Medicine, over 68936 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Medicine
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is placed at 70 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Medicine. The acceptance requirements for scholars 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 considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
As our primary aim is to make sure that only credible researchers are included in the ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Medicine
With 6 universities Denmark ranks in spot 23 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Denmark is University of Copenhagen with 113 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Medicine ranking. It is followed by Aarhus University with 19 scholars and University of Southern Denmark with 18 researchers.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Medicine in Denmark are associated with Aarhus University, Copenhagen University Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark, Nordic Bioscience, Odense University Hospital, Bispebjerg Hospital. University of Copenhagen is featured as the best university in the Denmark in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 10819. Ranking second is Aarhus University with a total D-index of 1762. The third spot is taken by University of Southern Denmark with a total D-index of 1573.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 2522 in comparison to an average of 2522 for all 6 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Medicine by scholars affiliated with the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 14488 against an average of 14488 for all 6 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 1% universities is 1059394 against an average of 1059394 for all 6 universities.