The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Psychology is based on data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Psychology research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the discipline of Psychology, based on a detailed study of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Psychology, more than 15018 researchers were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Psychology. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Because our leading aim is to make sure that only credible scientists are included in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify 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. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scholars, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Psychology
With 95 researchers Israel ranks in spot 9 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Israel is Tel Aviv University with 29 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Psychology ranking. It is followed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem with 17 scholars. Ranking thirds is Reichman University with 16 scientists.
Prominent researchers listed in Israel are associated with Reichman University, Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center, Hadassah Academic College, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Hai Academic College, University of Haifa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ariel University.
Professor Mario Mikulincer from Reichman University is highlighted as the best scholar in Israel in our ranking with a D-index of 118. Ranking second in Israel is Shalom H. Schwartz from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a D-index of 103. The third place in Israel is occupied by Ruth Feldman from Reichman University with a D-index of 96.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 96 in comparison to an average of 46 for all 95 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Psychology for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 350 in comparison to an average of 148 for all 95 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 64240 against an average of 12856 for all 95 scientists.