The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Psychology relies os data consolidated from
various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating the citation-based metrics were collected on 06-12-2021.
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
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Psychology research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the field of Psychology , established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 scientists identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Psychology, over 12536 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected area as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
As our main aim is to make sure that only actual scientists are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute measure to quantify the work of researchers. This is why we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A thorough definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire 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 Psychology
With 7 institutions Finland ranks in spot 20 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Finland is University of Helsinki with 19 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Psychology ranking. It is followed by University of Jyväskylä with 13 scientists and University of Turku with 8 scholars.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Psychology in Finland are representing University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University Hospital, Tampere University, University of Oulu, Philips (Finland), University of Eastern Finland, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, University of Turku. University of Helsinki is highlighted as the best university in the Finland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 1030. Ranking on the second place is University of Jyväskylä with a total D-index of 688. The third place is occupied by University of Turku with a total D-index of 429.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 1030 against an average of 371 for all 7 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Psychology by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 3396 against an average of 1055 for all 7 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 10% universities is 204209 against an average of 74941 for all 7 universities.