The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Psychology relies os data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Psychology research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the area of Psychology, based on a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Psychology, more than 15018 scholars were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The acceptance requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
As our leading goal is to guarantee that only genuine scientists are listed in the ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be an absolute measure to assess the work of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a element defining a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. 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 type open to the research community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Psychology
With 9 scientists Portugal ranks in spot 27 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Portugal is University of Coimbra with 3 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Psychology ranking. It is followed by University of Coimbra with 2 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Lisbon with 2 researchers.
Prominent researchers ranking in Portugal are associated with University of Lisbon, University of Coimbra, University of Porto, University of Minho.
Professor Duarte Araújo from University of Lisbon is listed as the best scientist in Portugal in our ranking with a D-index of 69. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Portugal is José Pinto-Gouveia from University of Coimbra with a D-index of 54. The third place in Portugal is occupied by Margarida Gaspar de Matos from University of Lisbon with a D-index of 54.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 43 in comparison to an average of 43 for all 9 researchers featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Psychology for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 261 against an average of 261 for all 9 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 7935 against an average of 7935 for all 9 researchers.