The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Neuroscience was created using data consolidated from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating 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
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the field of Neuroscience , created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, as many as 27400 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Neuroscience. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Because our main aim is to ensure that only credible researchers are listed in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, companies and decision-makers around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Neuroscience
With 46 scientific affiliations Italy ranks in spot 5 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Italy is Sapienza University of Rome with 43 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by University of Rome Tor Vergata with 22 scholars and University of Bologna with 22 scientists.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Neuroscience in Italy are affiliated with Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, National Research Council (CNR), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Istituto Universitario Di Studi Superiori Di Pavia, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, University of Padua, University of Parma, Sapienza University of Rome, University of Trento, University of Milano-Bicocca. Sapienza University of Rome is featured as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 2114. Ranking on the second place is University of Rome Tor Vergata with a total D-index of 1307. The third spot is occupied by University of Bologna with a total D-index of 1112.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 353 against an average of 353 for all 46 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Neuroscience by researchers affiliated with the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 1471 against an average of 1471 for all 46 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 10% universities is 80146 against an average of 80146 for all 46 universities.