The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Psychology was created using data
combined 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
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Psychology research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the area of Psychology, created using a detailed study of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Psychology, as many as 12536 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our main aim is to ensure that only actual researchers are included in the ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute measure to assess the output of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every scientist’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Psychology
With 86 scientists France ranks in spot 11 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in France is Université Paris Cité with 14 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Psychology ranking. It is followed by Université de Caen Normandie with 10 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Lorraine with 9 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in France are associated with Collège de France, Université de Caen Normandie, University of Lorraine, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, François Rabelais University, Inserm : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, Université Paris Cité, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Aix-Marseille University, Grenoble Alpes University.
Professor Stanislas Dehaene from Collège de France is highlighted as the best scholar in France in our ranking with a D-index of 161. Ranking on spot no. 2 in France is Francis Eustache from Université de Caen Normandie with a D-index of 89. The third spot in France is taken by Bruno Rossion from University of Lorraine with a D-index of 88.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 105 in comparison to an average of 44 for all 86 scholars included in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Psychology for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 344 against an average of 123 for all 86 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 31469 against an average of 10290 for all 86 scientists.