The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Political Science relies os data derived from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
estimating 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
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Political Science research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable lineup of leading researchers from the field of Political Science , created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Political Science, over 1698 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be evaluated is established at 20 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Political Science. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are incorporated into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Since our main goal is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full measure to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A thorough overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, companies and politicians worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Political Science
With 9 institutions Switzerland ranks in spot 6 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 7 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Political Science ranking. It is followed by University of Geneva with 7 scientists and University of Bern with 5 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Political Science in Switzerland are associated with University of Basel, ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, University of Bern, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Lucerne. University of Zurich is highlighted as the best university in the Switzerland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 208. Ranking on spot no. 2 is University of Geneva with a total D-index of 201. The third spot is occupied by University of Bern with a total D-index of 144.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 116 against an average of 116 for all 9 institutions featured in the ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Political Science by scientists affiliated with the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 525 against an average of 525 for all 9 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 1% universities is 32451 against an average of 32451 for all 9 universities.