The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Political Science relies os data
derived 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Political Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scholars from the area of Political Science, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Political Science, more than 1698 scholars were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be examined is placed at 20 if most of their publications are in the field of Political Science. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our main mission is to make sure that only credible researchers are included in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a full tool to assess the work of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Political Science
With 44 scholars Canada ranks in spot 5 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Canada is University of Toronto with 8 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Political Science ranking. It is followed by University of Montreal with 5 researchers. Ranking thirds is Queen's University with 5 scholars.
Prominent scientists ranking in Canada are affiliated with Simon Fraser University, University of Montreal, Queen's University, McGill University, York University, Carleton University, University of Waterloo, Toronto Metropolitan University, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of British Columbia.
Professor Michael Howlett from Simon Fraser University is listed as the best researcher in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 78. Ranking second in Canada is André Blais from University of Montreal with a D-index of 72. The third spot in Canada is taken by Will Kymlicka from Queen's University with a D-index of 66.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 31 in comparison to an average of 31 for all 44 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Political Science for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 346 in comparison to an average of 119 for all 44 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 27466 against an average of 9186 for all 44 scientists.