The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Neuroscience is based on data derived from
multiple 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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the area of Neuroscience , established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, more than 27400 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. The inclusion factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our leading goal is to make sure that only credible researchers are mentioned in the ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the output of researchers. Because of that we manually verify each 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 our ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index with the help of data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Neuroscience
With 49 institutions Germany ranks in spot 4 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Germany is Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München with 31 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by University of Tübingen with 31 scientists and Ruhr University Bochum with 23 scientists.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Neuroscience in Germany are representing Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, University Hospital Bonn, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of Cologne, Heidelberg University, Max Planck Society, Universität Hamburg, TU Dortmund University, TU Dresden, Charité - University Medicine Berlin. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is listed as the best university in the Germany in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 1792. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Tübingen with a total D-index of 1760. The third position is taken by Heidelberg University with a total D-index of 1184.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 490 against an average of 490 for all 49 institutions featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Neuroscience by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 1842 against an average of 1842 for all 49 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 122282 against an average of 122282 for all 49 universities.