The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Political Science relies os 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Political Science research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the discipline of Political Science, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Political Science, more than 1698 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be evaluated is established at 20 if most of their publications are in the field of Political Science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our main aim is to make sure that only actual scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the output of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a researcher’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index with the help of metrics 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 explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Political Science
With 248 scientists United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in United Kingdom is London School of Economics and Political Science with 31 researchers affiliated with it being listed in our Political Science ranking. It is followed by London School of Economics and Political Science with 28 scholars. Ranking thirds is Lancaster University with 11 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in United Kingdom are representing London School of Economics and Political Science, Lancaster University, University of Aberdeen, University of East Anglia, University of Strathclyde, University of Bristol, King's College London, University of Bath, University of Southampton, University College London.
Professor Timothy Besley from London School of Economics and Political Science is highlighted as the best scholar in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 95. Ranking on spot no. 2 in United Kingdom is Eric Neumayer from London School of Economics and Political Science with a D-index of 76. The third spot in United Kingdom is taken by Bob Jessop from Lancaster University with a D-index of 74.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 68 in comparison to an average of 30 for all 248 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Political Science for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 432 in comparison to an average of 141 for all 248 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 29098 against an average of 8136 for all 248 scientists.