The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Psychology 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 Psychology research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the area of Psychology , established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Psychology, over 15018 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Psychology. 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 Psychology
With 31 universities Italy ranks in spot 6 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Italy is University of Padua with 28 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Psychology ranking. It is followed by Sapienza University of Rome with 21 scholars and University of Trento with 12 scholars.
The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Psychology in Italy are affiliated with University of Rome Tor Vergata, Istituto Universitario Di Studi Superiori Di Pavia, University of Parma, International School for Advanced Studies, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, University of Bologna, University of Chieti-Pescara. University of Padua is featured as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 1203. Ranking on the second place is Sapienza University of Rome with a total D-index of 920. The third spot is taken by Catholic University of the Sacred Heart with a total D-index of 501.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 241 in comparison to an average of 241 for all 31 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Psychology by researchers affiliated with the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 1104 in comparison to an average of 1104 for all 31 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 3% universities is 53226 against an average of 53226 for all 31 universities.