The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena of
Neuroscience is based on data combined from
various 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
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Neuroscience research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the field of Neuroscience, established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Neuroscience, as many as 27400 researchers were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Neuroscience. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading 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 methods
Because our leading aim is to make sure that only actual scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a full means to assess the output of researchers. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Neuroscience
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in the world is Harvard University with 175 scholars affiliated with it being listed in the Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by University College London with 112 researchers and University of California, Los Angeles with 77 scholars.
The most prominent scholars in the area of Neuroscience in the world are representing Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Rockefeller University, Johns Hopkins University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, University of Gothenburg, Lund University, Cornell University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Karolinska Institute.
Harvard University is featured as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 11870. Ranking second in the world is University College London with a total D-index of 7866. The third place in the world is taken by Johns Hopkins University with a total D-index of 5031.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 452 against an average of 452 for all 715 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Neuroscience by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 1514 in comparison to an average of 1514 for all 715 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 1% universities is 128356 against an average of 128356 for all 715 universities.