The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Psychology is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Psychology research
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the field of Psychology, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Psychology, more than 15018 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Psychology. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our leading goal is to make sure that only genuine scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete means to assess the work of researchers. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific 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 392 researchers Germany ranks in spot 5 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Germany is Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München with 22 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Psychology ranking. It is followed by University of Tübingen with 20 scholars. Ranking thirds is Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences with 19 researchers.
Prominent scientists listed in Germany are associated with Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of Tübingen, Heidelberg University, Ruhr University Bochum, Philipp University of Marburg, Leipzig University, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, University of Konstanz, University of Mannheim, University of Göttingen.
Professor Hans-Ulrich Wittchen from TU Dresden is highlighted as the best researcher in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 165. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Germany is Niels Birbaumer from University of Tübingen with a D-index of 147. The third position in Germany is occupied by Angela D. Friederici from Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences with a D-index of 137.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 125 against an average of 51 for all 392 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Psychology for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 472 against an average of 215 for all 392 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 67184 against an average of 13845 for all 392 scholars.