The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Law was created using data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Law research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the field of Law, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Law, as many as 1698 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Law
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is established at 20 if most of their publications are in the area of Law. The acceptance requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our main goal is to make sure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in the ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, entrepreneurs and politicians worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Law
With 53 scholars United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in United Kingdom is University of Oxford with 10 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Law ranking. It is followed by Queen's University Belfast with 7 scholars. Ranking thirds is King's College London with 5 scientists.
Prominent scientists listed in United Kingdom are representing London School of Economics and Political Science, King's College London, University College London, Birkbeck, University of London, Cardiff University, University of Essex, University of Leeds, Northumbria University, Middlesex University, University of Bristol.
Professor Jonathan Jackson from London School of Economics and Political Science is featured as the best scientist in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 56. Ranking second in United Kingdom is Shadd Maruna from Queen's University Belfast with a D-index of 44. The third spot in United Kingdom is occupied by Joseph Raz from King's College London with a D-index of 41.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 47 against an average of 27 for all 53 scholars listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Law for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 168 against an average of 145 for all 53 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 14436 against an average of 5765 for all 53 researchers.