The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena 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
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Political Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the field of Political Science, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Political Science, more than 1698 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be evaluated is placed at 20 if most of their publications are in the area of Political Science. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to quantify the output of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to motivate researchers, companies and politicians around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Political Science
With 22 scientists Norway ranks in spot 9 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Norway is University of Oslo with 8 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Political Science ranking. It is followed by University of Oslo with 4 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Oslo with 4 scholars.
Prominent scientists listed in Norway are representing University of Bergen, University of Oslo, Peace Research Institute, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, BI Norwegian Business School, University of Agder, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Christian Michelsen Institute.
Professor Per Lægreid from University of Bergen is highlighted as the best scholar in Norway in our ranking with a D-index of 52. Ranking on the second place in Norway is Tom Christensen from University of Oslo with a D-index of 50. The third position in Norway is taken by Johan P. Olsen from University of Oslo with a D-index of 37.
The average D-index for the top 1% scientists is 28 against an average of 28 for all 22 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Political Science for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 219 in comparison to an average of 120 for all 22 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 13812 against an average of 9282 for all 22 researchers.