The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline of
Political Science was created using data combined from
various 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 sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Political Science research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the discipline of Political Science, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Political Science, as many as 1698 scholars were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is set to 20 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Political Science. The inclusion factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected area plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Because our primary aim is to make sure that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be a complete means to quantify the contributions of scholars. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Political Science
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in the world is University of California System with 67 scholars affiliated with it being present in the Political Science ranking. It is followed by Harvard University with 37 scholars and London School of Economics and Political Science with 31 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Political Science in the world are representing Indiana University, London School of Economics and Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, Harvard University, Bocconi University, American University, University of Pennsylvania, Heidelberg University, University of Amsterdam, Simon Fraser University.
University of California System is featured as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 2275. Ranking on the second place in the world is Harvard University with a total D-index of 1591. The third spot in the world is occupied by London School of Economics and Political Science with a total D-index of 1134.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 121 against an average of 121 for all 312 institutions listed in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the area of Political Science by researchers affiliated with the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 492 in comparison to an average of 492 for all 312 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 3% universities is 40054 against an average of 40054 for all 312 universities.