Best Neuroscience Universities in Australia 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Neuroscience was created using data derived 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 researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Neuroscience research’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Neuroscience , created using a thorough study of 166,880 scholars determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, more than 27400 scholars were analysed.

What is D-index approval threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. The inclusion requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area in addition to 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 scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification rules
Since our leading mission is to ensure that only credible scholars are mentioned in our ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to quantify the contributions of researchers. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a metric defining a researcher’s position in ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each researcher’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our mission is to motivate researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Neuroscience
With 25 scientific affiliations Australia ranks in spot 9 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Australia is University of Melbourne with 43 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by University of Queensland with 28 scientists and University of Sydney with 27 scientists.

The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Neuroscience in Australia are affiliated with Royal Children's Hospital, Neuroscience Research Australia, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, University of New England, Bionics Institute, Griffith University, University of the Sunshine Coast, Flinders University. University of Melbourne is listed as the best university in the Australia in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 2524. Ranking second is University of Sydney with a total D-index of 1552. The third position is taken by University of Queensland with a total D-index of 1450.

The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 411 in comparison to an average of 411 for all 25 institutions included in ranking.

The average number of published papers within the field of Neuroscience by scholars affiliated with the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 1589 in comparison to an average of 1589 for all 25 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 105828 against an average of 105828 for all 25 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
20 World 1 National Scholars 43 10,716 Σ D-index 2,524
44 World 2 National Scholars 27 5,593 Σ D-index 1,552
48 World 3 National Scholars 28 5,342 Σ D-index 1,450
84 World 4 National Scholars 17 3,426 Σ D-index 906
93 World 5 National
Monash University

Monash University

Scholars 16 3,339 Σ D-index 873
207 World 6 National Scholars 8 1,266 Σ D-index 367
217 World 7 National Scholars 7 1,318 Σ D-index 348
259 World 8 National Scholars 5 951 Σ D-index 257
276 World 9 National Scholars 5 786 Σ D-index 229
285 World 10 National Scholars 4 1,095 Σ D-index 222
291 World 11 National Scholars 4 729 Σ D-index 216
362 World 12 National Scholars 3 615 Σ D-index 145
390 World 13 National Scholars 3 567 Σ D-index 124
392 World 14 National Scholars 2 461 Σ D-index 123
399 World 15 National Scholars 3 409 Σ D-index 119
407 World 16 National Scholars 3 501 Σ D-index 115
409 World 17 National
Curtin University

Curtin University

Scholars 3 582 Σ D-index 113
413 World 18 National
Deakin University

Deakin University

Scholars 3 371 Σ D-index 110
420 World 19 National Scholars 2 336 Σ D-index 106
435 World 20 National Scholars 2 190 Σ D-index 97
484 World 21 National Scholars 1 199 Σ D-index 73
488 World 22 National Scholars 1 264 Σ D-index 71
514 World 23 National Scholars 1 275 Σ D-index 60
554 World 24 National
RMIT University

RMIT University

Scholars 1 280 Σ D-index 46
583 World 25 National Scholars 1 118 Σ D-index 40

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