Best Law and Political Science Scientists in Australia

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Law and Political Science scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Law and Political Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Law and Political Science, over 3,028 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 20 if most of their publications are in the field of Law and Political Science. The inclusion criteria 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 discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index 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 disciplines.
Citations
Publications
24 World 1 National John S. Dryzek

John S. Dryzek

University of Canberra, Australia
D-index 70 Citations 39,381 148
38 World 2 National John Braithwaite

John Braithwaite

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 43,830 207
57 World 3 National Ian McAllister

Ian McAllister

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 58 Citations 12,367 285
90 World 4 National Robert E. Goodin

Robert E. Goodin

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 53 Citations 18,124 186
155 World 5 National David Marsh

David Marsh

University of Canberra, Australia
D-index 44 Citations 19,435 113
179 World 6 National Brian Dollery

Brian Dollery

University of New England, Australia
D-index 42 Citations 7,249 385
316 World 7 National Alex J. Bellamy

Alex J. Bellamy

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 33 Citations 8,877 133
358 World 8 National Kristina Murphy

Kristina Murphy

Griffith University, Australia
D-index 31 Citations 6,326 80
392 World 9 National Geoffrey Brennan

Geoffrey Brennan

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 30 Citations 12,796 141
404 World 10 National Neil Gunningham

Neil Gunningham

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 30 Citations 9,298 99
441 World 11 National Keith Dowding

Keith Dowding

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 29 Citations 4,733 104
493 World 12 National Brian Head

Brian Head

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 28 Citations 7,372 136
523 World 13 National Nicola Piper

Nicola Piper

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 28 Citations 2,906 63
524 World 14 National James Forrest

James Forrest

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 28 Citations 3,688 95
594 World 15 National Ramesh Thakur

Ramesh Thakur

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 27 Citations 4,870 164
606 World 16 National Kanishka Jayasuriya

Kanishka Jayasuriya

Murdoch University, Australia
D-index 27 Citations 4,020 101
609 World 17 National Robert Thomson

Robert Thomson

Monash University, Australia
D-index 27 Citations 4,292 62
647 World 18 National Graeme A. Hodge

Graeme A. Hodge

Monash University, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 5,893 76
655 World 19 National Mark Beeson

Mark Beeson

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 4,490 166
670 World 21 National Garry Rodan

Garry Rodan

Murdoch University, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 4,371 93
675 World 22 National Edward Aspinall

Edward Aspinall

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 4,643 78
676 World 20 National John Alford

John Alford

Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Australia
D-index 26 Citations 8,133 47
703 World 23 National Lorraine Mazerolle

Lorraine Mazerolle

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 6,127 143
711 World 24 National Peter Grabosky

Peter Grabosky

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 5,611 107
718 World 25 National Richard Cornes

Richard Cornes

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 8,913 54
764 World 26 National Mark Considine

Mark Considine

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 7,628 64
804 World 27 National Robyn Eckersley

Robyn Eckersley

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 25 Citations 6,254 68
838 World 28 National Don Weatherburn

Don Weatherburn

Australian Government, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 2,513 119
848 World 30 National Marcus Haward

Marcus Haward

University of Tasmania, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 2,398 133
854 World 29 National Jenny M. Lewis

Jenny M. Lewis

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 3,314 71
867 World 32 National Michele Acuto

Michele Acuto

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 2,938 61
871 World 31 National Allan McConnell

Allan McConnell

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 5,782 63
916 World 33 National Michael Mintrom

Michael Mintrom

Monash University, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 9,076 76
947 World 34 National Pauline M McGuirk

Pauline M McGuirk

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 2,382 56
963 World 35 National Barry Hindess

Barry Hindess

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 3,665 64
980 World 36 National Pat O'Malley

Pat O'Malley

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 6,574 65
1013 World 37 National Peter Drahos

Peter Drahos

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 9,807 89
1026 World 39 National Patrick Weller

Patrick Weller

Griffith University, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 3,684 98
1066 World 38 National Adrian Cherney

Adrian Cherney

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 2,624 88
1165 World 44 National Linda Weiss

Linda Weiss

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 4,424 36
1167 World 41 National David S. G. Goodman

David S. G. Goodman

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 3,196 66
1170 World 42 National Hedley Bull

Hedley Bull

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 8,290 49
1173 World 43 National Roland Bleiker

Roland Bleiker

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 4,092 94
1184 World 40 National Carolyn M. Hendriks

Carolyn M. Hendriks

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 3,236 44
1208 World 48 National Hilary Charlesworth

Hilary Charlesworth

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 6,180 96
1210 World 47 National Christine Parker

Christine Parker

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 3,529 98
1211 World 46 National Benjamin Reilly

Benjamin Reilly

Murdoch University, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 5,313 77
1212 World 49 National John Keane

John Keane

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 12,126 54
1213 World 45 National Chris Cunneen

Chris Cunneen

University of Technology Sydney, Australia
D-index 22 Citations 4,297 160
1270 World 50 National Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Edith Cowan University, Australia
D-index 21 Citations 4,847 133
1334 World 52 National Timothy James Prenzler

Timothy James Prenzler

University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
D-index 21 Citations 2,439 134
1335 World 51 National Adam David Morton

Adam David Morton

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 21 Citations 2,923 46
1374 World 54 National Adrian Kay

Adrian Kay

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 21 Citations 3,164 78
1393 World 53 National Keith Jacobs

Keith Jacobs

University of Tasmania, Australia
D-index 21 Citations 2,339 90
1458 World 55 National Clive Bean

Clive Bean

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 21 Citations 2,051 70
1483 World 57 National Kerry Jacobs

Kerry Jacobs

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 2,435 65
1495 World 56 National David Schlosberg

David Schlosberg

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 8,230 48
1506 World 59 National Darren Halpin

Darren Halpin

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 1,726 64
1518 World 58 National Bruce Tranter

Bruce Tranter

University of Tasmania, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 2,051 82
1576 World 62 National Jason Campbell Sharman

Jason Campbell Sharman

Griffith University, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 2,712 59
1577 World 60 National John Halligan

John Halligan

University of Canberra, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 4,310 71
1578 World 61 National Thomas Maak

Thomas Maak

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 5,061 41
1604 World 63 National Baogang He

Baogang He

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 3,724 118
1605 World 64 National Marcus Mietzner

Marcus Mietzner

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 2,458 69
1606 World 65 National Alan Lawton

Alan Lawton

Federation University Australia, Australia
D-index 20 Citations 2,482 38

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