The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Political Science relies os data
derived from a wide range of 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Political Science research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the area of Political Science, created using a detailed study of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Political Science, more than 1698 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be evaluated is established at 20 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Political Science. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Political Science
With 671 scholars United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in United States is Harvard University with 40 scientists affiliated with it being present in the Political Science ranking. It is followed by Indiana University with 28 researchers. Ranking thirds is Harvard University with 23 researchers.
Prominent scientists present in United States are associated with Indiana University, The University of Texas at Dallas, Harvard University, American University, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Princeton University, Arizona State University, Columbia University.
Professor Alberto Alesina from Harvard University is listed as the best scientist in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 123. Ranking second in United States is Elinor Ostrom from Indiana University with a D-index of 117. The third position in United States is occupied by Dani Rodrik from Harvard University with a D-index of 109.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 80 against an average of 32 for all 671 scientists included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Political Science for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 346 in comparison to an average of 118 for all 671 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 39062 against an average of 12822 for all 671 scientists.