Best Neuroscience Universities in Brazil 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Neuroscience is based on data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were collected 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 values for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Neuroscience research’s best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the discipline of Neuroscience , created using a meticulous study of 166,880 researchers determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, as many as 27400 scientists were investigated.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Neuroscience. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers 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.

Other verification rules
Because our leading goal is to make sure that only credible scholars are included in ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a complete tool to assess the contributions of scientists. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each researcher’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our goal
Our mission is to motivate researchers, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Neuroscience
With 16 institutions Brazil ranks in spot 11 globally.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Brazil is Universidade de São Paulo with 14 scholars affiliated with it being features in the Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul with 7 researchers and Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte with 5 scholars.

The most prominent scientists in the field of Neuroscience in Brazil are affiliated with Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Universidade de São Paulo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, State University of Campinas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Universidade Federal do ABC, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Federal University of Sao Paulo. Universidade de São Paulo is listed as the best university in the Brazil in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 621. Ranking second is Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul with a total D-index of 279. The third place is taken by Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul with a total D-index of 228.

The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 152 in comparison to an average of 152 for all 16 institutions featured in our ranking.

The average number of publications in the area of Neuroscience by scientists affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 647 against an average of 647 for all 16 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 28837 against an average of 28837 for all 16 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.
140 World 1 National Scholars 14 2,753 Σ D-index 621
254 World 2 National Scholars 7 1,088 Σ D-index 279
283 World 3 National Scholars 4 852 Σ D-index 228
291 World 4 National Scholars 5 544 Σ D-index 222
295 World 5 National Scholars 5 1,531 Σ D-index 220
300 World 6 National Scholars 5 523 Σ D-index 214
386 World 7 National Scholars 2 984 Σ D-index 140
389 World 8 National Scholars 3 561 Σ D-index 136
466 World 9 National Scholars 2 306 Σ D-index 84
490 World 10 National Scholars 1 185 Σ D-index 74
574 World 11 National Scholars 1 233 Σ D-index 44
608 World 12 National Scholars 1 97 Σ D-index 39
642 World 13 National Scholars 1 184 Σ D-index 36
657 World 14 National Scholars 1 152 Σ D-index 35
697 World 15 National Scholars 1 108 Σ D-index 32
711 World 16 National Scholars 1 263 Σ D-index 30

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