The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Physics universities is based on data
collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of
D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only
includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of
at least 70 in an examined discipline.
The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic
Graph. For the discipline of Physics, over 51,056 profiles were examined.
Scientists from more than 648 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.
Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph,
which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific
A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our
Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the
affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.
D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined
discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all