The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Psychology relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating 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
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Psychology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the area of Psychology, based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Psychology, over 15018 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Psychology. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine scholars are mentioned in our ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete tool to evaluate the contributions of scientists. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index according to data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Psychology
With 599 researchers Canada ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Canada is University of Toronto with 91 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Psychology ranking. It is followed by University of Toronto with 67 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Toronto with 42 scientists.
Prominent scientists present in Canada are associated with University of Quebec at Montreal, McGill University, Queen's University, York University, University of Regina, University of Alberta, Carleton University, University of Waterloo, University of Ottawa, Université Laval.
Professor Richard E. Tremblay from University of Montreal is listed as the best researcher in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 135. Ranking second in Canada is Peter Szatmari from University of Toronto with a D-index of 125. The third spot in Canada is occupied by Morris Moscovitch from University of Toronto with a D-index of 125.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 104 in comparison to an average of 51 for all 599 scholars featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Psychology for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 310 in comparison to an average of 159 for all 599 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 58223 against an average of 15056 for all 599 researchers.