The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Psychology relies os data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Psychology research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the field of Psychology, created using a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Psychology, over 12536 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
As our main aim is to make sure that only credible researchers are listed in the ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the output of scientists. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Psychology
With 68 scientists China ranks in spot 15 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in China is Chinese University of Hong Kong with 16 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Psychology ranking. It is followed by Zhejiang University of Technology with 14 scholars. Ranking thirds is Hong Kong Polytechnic University with 6 scholars.
Prominent researchers ranking in China are representing Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhejiang University of Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Macau, Fudan University, University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Shenzhen University, New York University Shanghai.
Professor Michael Bond from Hong Kong Polytechnic University is listed as the best researcher in China in our ranking with a D-index of 95. Ranking second in China is Richard P. Ebstein from Zhejiang University of Technology with a D-index of 91. The third spot in China is occupied by Daniel T. L. Shek from Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a D-index of 78.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 93 in comparison to an average of 45 for all 68 researchers featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Psychology for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 253 against an average of 155 for all 68 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 36075 against an average of 9894 for all 68 researchers.