Best Law and Political Science Scientists in United States

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
1 World 1 National D-index 114 Citations 83,144 431
2 World 2 National D-index 110 Citations 155,432 267
3 World 3 National D-index 105 Citations 109,657 207
4 World 4 National D-index 95 Citations 83,717 179
6 World 5 National D-index 91 Citations 38,274 267
7 World 6 National D-index 90 Citations 106,385 197
8 World 7 National D-index 89 Citations 83,052 317
9 World 8 National D-index 88 Citations 77,392 355
10 World 9 National D-index 81 Citations 23,720 259
16 World 10 National D-index 73 Citations 60,944 167
17 World 11 National D-index 72 Citations 19,352 496
18 World 12 National D-index 72 Citations 22,167 203
19 World 13 National D-index 71 Citations 35,670 131
20 World 14 National D-index 71 Citations 118,489 197
21 World 15 National D-index 70 Citations 17,700 201
22 World 16 National D-index 70 Citations 41,895 183
23 World 17 National D-index 70 Citations 84,952 165
25 World 18 National D-index 69 Citations 20,631 155
27 World 19 National D-index 68 Citations 19,646 217
30 World 20 National D-index 67 Citations 101,697 155
32 World 21 National D-index 67 Citations 34,385 247
34 World 22 National D-index 65 Citations 55,884 190
35 World 23 National D-index 65 Citations 15,720 151
36 World 24 National D-index 65 Citations 22,356 179
40 World 25 National D-index 64 Citations 33,227 140
43 World 26 National D-index 63 Citations 37,353 118
44 World 27 National D-index 62 Citations 19,244 150
45 World 28 National D-index 62 Citations 19,690 153
46 World 29 National D-index 61 Citations 68,610 165
47 World 30 National D-index 61 Citations 38,451 174
49 World 31 National D-index 60 Citations 24,717 142
50 World 32 National D-index 59 Citations 22,241 147
51 World 33 National D-index 59 Citations 37,798 142
54 World 34 National D-index 59 Citations 12,385 398
55 World 35 National D-index 58 Citations 18,182 149
56 World 36 National D-index 58 Citations 13,423 137
59 World 37 National D-index 58 Citations 30,163 196
61 World 39 National D-index 57 Citations 27,947 124
62 World 38 National D-index 57 Citations 14,660 210
63 World 40 National D-index 57 Citations 10,845 157
65 World 41 National D-index 57 Citations 27,254 111
66 World 42 National D-index 57 Citations 33,777 109
68 World 43 National D-index 56 Citations 12,631 119
70 World 44 National D-index 56 Citations 18,619 144
71 World 45 National D-index 55 Citations 15,041 125
72 World 46 National D-index 55 Citations 19,632 130
74 World 47 National D-index 55 Citations 14,893 156
75 World 48 National D-index 54 Citations 9,698 224
77 World 49 National D-index 54 Citations 28,834 116
78 World 51 National D-index 54 Citations 20,088 133
79 World 50 National D-index 54 Citations 13,589 122
81 World 52 National D-index 54 Citations 11,503 125
87 World 53 National D-index 53 Citations 15,114 123
88 World 54 National D-index 53 Citations 22,584 108
89 World 55 National D-index 53 Citations 22,500 132
93 World 57 National D-index 52 Citations 36,181 111
94 World 58 National D-index 52 Citations 8,767 323
95 World 56 National D-index 52 Citations 21,216 135
96 World 59 National D-index 52 Citations 58,963 82
97 World 60 National D-index 51 Citations 24,467 138
98 World 61 National D-index 51 Citations 6,608 124
99 World 63 National D-index 51 Citations 8,472 128
100 World 62 National D-index 51 Citations 9,389 156
102 World 64 National D-index 51 Citations 17,574 87
104 World 65 National D-index 51 Citations 30,322 125
106 World 66 National D-index 51 Citations 18,573 168
107 World 67 National D-index 50 Citations 16,654 304
109 World 68 National D-index 50 Citations 20,893 150
110 World 69 National D-index 50 Citations 27,468 104
112 World 70 National D-index 50 Citations 84,441 141
113 World 71 National D-index 50 Citations 25,950 89
116 World 72 National D-index 50 Citations 19,697 128
117 World 73 National D-index 49 Citations 10,596 164
118 World 74 National D-index 49 Citations 17,104 132
120 World 75 National D-index 48 Citations 16,074 159
122 World 76 National D-index 48 Citations 15,647 132
123 World 78 National D-index 48 Citations 8,997 156
124 World 77 National D-index 48 Citations 8,945 104
125 World 79 National D-index 48 Citations 29,152 119
127 World 80 National D-index 47 Citations 12,885 168
128 World 81 National D-index 47 Citations 170,747 105
130 World 82 National D-index 47 Citations 86,122 128
132 World 83 National D-index 47 Citations 39,755 88
133 World 85 National D-index 47 Citations 21,825 103
135 World 84 National D-index 47 Citations 10,147 213
136 World 86 National D-index 46 Citations 14,008 122
137 World 87 National D-index 46 Citations 11,079 118
138 World 88 National D-index 46 Citations 18,156 74
139 World 89 National D-index 46 Citations 28,043 89
140 World 90 National D-index 46 Citations 28,734 102
141 World 91 National D-index 46 Citations 20,967 142
142 World 92 National D-index 46 Citations 15,918 97
144 World 94 National D-index 46 Citations 23,591 87
145 World 93 National D-index 46 Citations 18,139 107
146 World 95 National D-index 46 Citations 20,267 57
148 World 96 National D-index 45 Citations 39,754 96
149 World 97 National D-index 45 Citations 20,158 77
150 World 98 National D-index 45 Citations 22,707 131
151 World 99 National D-index 45 Citations 8,154 330
152 World 100 National D-index 45 Citations 10,839 173

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