The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Political Science relies os data consolidated from
multiple 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
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Political Science research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the area of Political Science , established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Political Science, over 1698 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Political Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is established at 20 if most of their publications are in the field of Political Science. The inclusion factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are considered 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 primary mission is to guarantee that only credible scientists are mentioned in the ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be a full measure to quantify the output of researchers. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor defining a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index according to information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Political Science
With 52 universities United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in United Kingdom is London School of Economics and Political Science with 31 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Political Science ranking. It is followed by University of Oxford with 28 scholars and University of Manchester with 11 scholars.
The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Political Science in United Kingdom are affiliated with Lancaster University, University of Aberdeen, University of East Anglia, University of Strathclyde, University of Bristol, University of Southampton, King's College London, University of Bath, Durham University, University College London. London School of Economics and Political Science is featured as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 1134. Ranking on the second place is University of Oxford with a total D-index of 820. The third spot is taken by University of Manchester with a total D-index of 335.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 139 in comparison to an average of 139 for all 52 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Political Science by researchers affiliated with the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 644 in comparison to an average of 644 for all 52 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 1% universities is 37224 against an average of 37224 for all 52 universities.