The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Psychology was created using data combined from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were gathered 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
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Psychology research
Our best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the field of Psychology , based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Psychology, more than 15018 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be considered is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our main mission is to make sure that only actual scientists are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify the output of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Psychology
With 8 universities Norway ranks in spot 17 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Norway is University of Bergen with 24 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Psychology ranking. It is followed by University of Oslo with 24 scientists and Norwegian University of Science and Technology with 7 researchers.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Psychology in Norway are affiliated with BI Norwegian Business School, Haukeland University Hospital, University of Bergen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo University Hospital, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, University of Oslo, University of Agder, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, National Institute of Occupational Health. University of Bergen is featured as the best university in the Norway in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 1187. Ranking on the second place is University of Oslo with a total D-index of 1099. The third position is taken by Norwegian University of Science and Technology with a total D-index of 298.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 410 in comparison to an average of 410 for all 8 institutions included in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Psychology by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 1512 in comparison to an average of 1512 for all 8 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 100633 against an average of 100633 for all 8 universities.