The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Political Science was created using data
combined 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 Political Science research
Our best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the field of Political Science, established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Political Science, more than 1698 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined is set to 20 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Political Science. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our main aim is to ensure that only genuine scientists are included in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the output of scientists. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Political Science
With 56 scientists Australia ranks in spot 4 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Australia is Australian National University with 17 scholars affiliated with it being listed in the Political Science ranking. It is followed by Australian National University with 6 scholars. Ranking thirds is Australian National University with 6 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in Australia are affiliated with University of Canberra, Australian National University, University of New England, University of Queensland, Macquarie University, University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, Monash University.
Professor John S. Dryzek from University of Canberra is highlighted as the best scientist in Australia in our ranking with a D-index of 74. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Australia is John Braithwaite from Australian National University with a D-index of 70. The third place in Australia is occupied by Ian McAllister from Australian National University with a D-index of 61.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 68 in comparison to an average of 29 for all 56 scientists listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Political Science for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 327 against an average of 157 for all 56 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 41096 against an average of 7567 for all 56 scientists.