The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Neuroscience is based on data derived from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating 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 papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Neuroscience research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the field of Neuroscience , established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Neuroscience, more than 27400 researchers were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Neuroscience. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
As our main goal is to make sure that only genuine scholars are listed in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to assess the work of scientists. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Neuroscience
With 189 institutions United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in United States is Harvard University with 175 scholars affiliated with it being features in our Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by University of California, Los Angeles with 77 scholars and Johns Hopkins University with 73 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Neuroscience in United States are affiliated with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Rockefeller University, Johns Hopkins University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Cornell University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Northwestern University, University of California, San Diego. Harvard University is highlighted as the best university in the United States in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 11870. Ranking on the second place is Johns Hopkins University with a total D-index of 5031. The third position is taken by Yale University with a total D-index of 4828.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 732 in comparison to an average of 732 for all 189 institutions listed in the ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Neuroscience by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 2161 against an average of 2161 for all 189 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 234591 against an average of 234591 for all 189 universities.