Best Psychology Universities in Italy 2023

The 2nd edition of 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.
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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 mission
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.
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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.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
91 World 1 National Scholars 28 4,501 Σ D-index 1,203
115 World 2 National Scholars 21 3,780 Σ D-index 920
213 World 3 National Scholars 10 2,990 Σ D-index 501
216 World 4 National Scholars 12 1,823 Σ D-index 497
224 World 5 National Scholars 10 2,519 Σ D-index 481
246 World 6 National Scholars 9 1,947 Σ D-index 423
255 World 7 National Scholars 7 1,509 Σ D-index 391
258 World 8 National Scholars 7 1,778 Σ D-index 381
275 World 9 National Scholars 8 1,500 Σ D-index 332
307 World 10 National Scholars 6 1,417 Σ D-index 273
327 World 11 National Scholars 4 1,277 Σ D-index 254
369 World 12 National Scholars 5 1,059 Σ D-index 204
382 World 13 National Scholars 4 1,004 Σ D-index 185
429 World 14 National Scholars 3 885 Σ D-index 143
449 World 15 National Scholars 2 359 Σ D-index 125
454 World 16 National Scholars 2 681 Σ D-index 122
463 World 17 National Scholars 2 389 Σ D-index 118
469 World 18 National Scholars 3 512 Σ D-index 114
476 World 19 National Scholars 1 560 Σ D-index 108
488 World 20 National Scholars 2 449 Σ D-index 100
542 World 21 National Scholars 2 347 Σ D-index 78
546 World 22 National Scholars 2 372 Σ D-index 77
552 World 23 National Scholars 1 732 Σ D-index 76
588 World 24 National Scholars 1 304 Σ D-index 62
606 World 25 National Scholars 1 385 Σ D-index 57
625 World 26 National Scholars 1 257 Σ D-index 51
626 World 27 National Scholars 1 179 Σ D-index 51
659 World 28 National Scholars 1 166 Σ D-index 44
696 World 29 National Scholars 1 188 Σ D-index 39
756 World 30 National Scholars 1 155 Σ D-index 33
787 World 31 National Scholars 1 208 Σ D-index 31

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