Best Law Scientists in Canada

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best researchers in the arena of Law is based on data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which takes into account only publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Law research’s best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the area of Law, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Law, more than 1698 scientists were investigated.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Law
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is established at 20 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Law. The approval 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 selected discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification methods
Because our primary aim is to guarantee that only actual researchers are listed in the ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete measure to assess the contributions of scholars. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index according to information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our goal is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Law
With 14 scholars Canada ranks in spot 3 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Canada is University of Toronto with 10 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Law ranking. It is followed by University of Toronto with 1 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Toronto with 1 researchers.

Prominent researchers ranking in Canada are representing Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, University of Alberta, Carleton University, McMaster University.

Professor Nicholas Blomley from Simon Fraser University is listed as the best researcher in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 39. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Canada is Bernard M. Dickens from University of Toronto with a D-index of 30. The third position in Canada is occupied by Rebecca J. Cook from University of Toronto with a D-index of 28.

The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 39 in comparison to an average of 25 for all 14 researchers included in ranking.

The average number of publications in the area of Law for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 87 against an average of 132 for all 14 researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 7162 against an average of 7162 for all 14 scholars.

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.
64 World 1 National D-index 39 Citations 7,988 87
111 World 2 National D-index 30 Citations 24,015 259
153 World 3 National D-index 28 Citations 23,610 162
178 World 4 National D-index 27 Citations 6,347 227
188 World 5 National D-index 27 Citations 4,380 101
226 World 6 National D-index 26 Citations 3,451 64
269 World 7 National D-index 24 Citations 9,701 84
288 World 8 National D-index 24 Citations 2,900 87
307 World 9 National D-index 23 Citations 3,694 69
317 World 10 National D-index 23 Citations 2,745 148
334 World 11 National D-index 22 Citations 3,937 78
342 World 12 National D-index 22 Citations 3,106 239
374 World 13 National D-index 21 Citations 2,755 114
394 World 14 National D-index 20 Citations 1,640 130

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