The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Medicine relies os data consolidated from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating 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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Medicine research
Our best universities ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the area of Medicine , established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Medicine, over 68936 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Medicine
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is set to 70 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Medicine. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Since our main aim is to guarantee that only actual researchers are included in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a complete measure to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Medicine
With 45 institutions Italy ranks in spot 4 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Italy is University of Milan with 70 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Medicine ranking. It is followed by University of Bologna with 42 scientists and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University with 41 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Medicine in Italy are affiliated with Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, University of Trieste, University of Milan, University of Milano-Bicocca, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Institute for the Study and Prevention of Cancer (Istituto per lo Studio, la Prevenzione e la Rete Oncologica), Heart Care Foundation, ANMCO Research Center, Florence, Provincial Health Authority of Syracuse. University of Milan is listed as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 6174. Ranking second is Vita-Salute San Raffaele University with a total D-index of 3841. The third spot is occupied by University of Bologna with a total D-index of 3710.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 1134 against an average of 1134 for all 45 institutions listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Medicine by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 7251 in comparison to an average of 7251 for all 45 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 5% universities is 437861 against an average of 437861 for all 45 universities.