The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Political Science is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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
publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Political Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the discipline of Political Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Political Science, over 1698 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered is set to 20 if most of their publications are in the area of Political Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Because our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible scholars are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a full means to assess the work of scientists. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, companies and administrative bodies around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Political Science
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in the world is Harvard University with 40 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Political Science ranking. It is followed by London School of Economics and Political Science with 31 scientists. Ranking thirds is Stanford University with 28 scientists.
Prominent researchers present in the world are associated with Indiana University, The University of Texas at Dallas, London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University, American University, Bocconi University, University of Pennsylvania, Heidelberg University, University of Amsterdam, Simon Fraser University.
Professor Alberto Alesina from Harvard University is featured as the best scholar in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 123. Ranking second in the world is Elinor Ostrom from Indiana University with a D-index of 117. The third place in the world is taken by Dani Rodrik from Harvard University with a D-index of 109.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 78 against an average of 31 for all researchers featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Political Science for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 251 in comparison to an average of 129 for all scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 37899 against an average of 10523 for all scientists.