The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
field of Psychology relies os data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating 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
Our best scholars ranking is a trustworthy account of leading researchers from the area of Psychology, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Psychology, over 15018 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our leading goal is to ensure that only credible scientists are mentioned in our ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute means to quantify the contributions of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index according to information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire researchers, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Psychology
With 89 researchers Sweden ranks in spot 12 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Sweden is Karolinska Institute with 21 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Psychology ranking. It is followed by Karolinska Institute with 17 scholars. Ranking thirds is Karolinska Institute with 13 researchers.
Prominent scholars present in Sweden are affiliated with Linköping University, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute, Uppsala University, University of Gothenburg, Lund University, University of Skövde, Stockholm School of Economics, Örebro University, Umeå University.
Professor Gerhard Andersson from Linköping University is featured as the best scholar in Sweden in our ranking with a D-index of 139. Ranking second in Sweden is Lars Bäckman from Karolinska Institute with a D-index of 106. The third spot in Sweden is occupied by David Mataix-Cols from Karolinska Institute with a D-index of 97.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 114 in comparison to an average of 50 for all 89 scientists featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the field of Psychology for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 622 against an average of 194 for all 89 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% researchers is 49232 against an average of 12565 for all 89 researchers.