The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Neuroscience is based on data consolidated from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Neuroscience research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the field of Neuroscience , created using a thorough study of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, more than 9233 scholars were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Neuroscience. The inclusion requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Because our main goal is to make sure that only actual scientists are mentioned in the ranking we realize that raw data are never meant to be a complete measure to quantify the work of scientists. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and decision-makers around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Neuroscience
With 5 scientific affiliations Norway ranks in spot 22 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Norway is University of Oslo with 18 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by University of Bergen with 6 scientists and Norwegian University of Science and Technology with 4 scientists.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Neuroscience in Norway are affiliated with Haukeland University Hospital, University of Oslo, University of Bergen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Akershus University Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway. University of Oslo is featured as the best university in the Norway in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 813. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Bergen with a total D-index of 350. The third position is occupied by Norwegian University of Science and Technology with a total D-index of 299.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 813 against an average of 305 for all 5 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Neuroscience by scientists affiliated with the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 2155 against an average of 781 for all 5 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 1% universities is 165390 against an average of 78791 for all 5 universities.