The 1st edition of Research.com 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
devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 06-12-2021.
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
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading scholars from the field of Neuroscience , based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, more than 9233 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Neuroscience. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our primary mission is to guarantee that only genuine scientists are mentioned in our ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be a complete measure to assess the contributions of scholars. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Neuroscience
With 48 universities United Kingdom ranks in spot 3 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in United Kingdom is University College London with 95 scholars affiliated with it being features in our Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by University of Oxford with 58 scholars and University of Cambridge with 37 researchers.
The most prominent scholars in the area of Neuroscience in United Kingdom are affiliated with MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Hull York Medical School, University of Exeter, Brunel University London, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Royal Academy of Music, Liverpool John Moores University, University of East Anglia. University College London is featured as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 6075. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Oxford with a total D-index of 3641. The third place is taken by University of Cambridge with a total D-index of 2513.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 6075 in comparison to an average of 490 for all 48 institutions listed 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 15866 against an average of 1240 for all 48 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 2138253 against an average of 149002 for all 48 universities.