The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
of Law 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 sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Law research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the area of Law , created using a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Law, over 1698 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Law
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be evaluated is set to 20 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Law. The inclusion factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars assessed for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our leading mission is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a full means to assess the output of scientists. For that reason we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index according to data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire researchers, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Law
With 25 universities United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in United Kingdom is University of Oxford with 9 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Law ranking. It is followed by University of Cambridge with 7 scholars and London School of Economics and Political Science with 5 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Law in United Kingdom are affiliated with London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen's University Belfast, King's College London, Birkbeck, University of London, Cardiff University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Essex, Northumbria University. University of Oxford is featured as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 223. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Cambridge with a total D-index of 176. The third position is occupied by London School of Economics and Political Science with a total D-index of 146.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 54 against an average of 54 for all 25 institutions listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Law by researchers affiliated with the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 294 in comparison to an average of 294 for all 25 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 5% universities is 11108 against an average of 11108 for all 25 universities.