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
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Psychology research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading researchers from the area of Psychology, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Psychology, over 15018 scholars were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area plus 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 projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our primary mission is to ensure that only actual scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Psychology
With 18 scholars Hungary ranks in spot 24 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Hungary is Central European University with 5 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Psychology ranking. It is followed by Central European University with 5 scientists. Ranking thirds is Eötvös Loránd University with 4 scientists.
Prominent scientists featured in Hungary are representing Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Semmelweis University, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Central European University, Eötvös Loránd University, University of Szeged.
Professor Ádám Miklósi from Eötvös Loránd University is highlighted as the best scholar in Hungary in our ranking with a D-index of 81. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Hungary is Gergely Csibra from Central European University with a D-index of 79. The third place in Hungary is occupied by Zsolt Demetrovics from Eötvös Loránd University with a D-index of 76.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 80 in comparison to an average of 49 for all 18 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Psychology for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 198 against an average of 198 for all 18 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 22614 against an average of 14415 for all 18 researchers.