The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field
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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Psychology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the field of Psychology , based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Psychology, over 15018 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Psychology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Psychology. The approval requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our leading aim is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are listed in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every scientist’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate researchers, companies and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Psychology
With 12 institutions Sweden ranks in spot 12 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Sweden is Karolinska Institute with 22 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Psychology ranking. It is followed by Uppsala University with 15 scientists and University of Gothenburg with 12 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Psychology in Sweden are representing Linköping University, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute, Uppsala University, University of Gothenburg, Lund University, University of Skövde, Stockholm School of Economics, Örebro University, Umeå University. Karolinska Institute is highlighted as the best university in the Sweden in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 1296. Ranking on spot no. 2 is Uppsala University with a total D-index of 709. The third spot is occupied by University of Gothenburg with a total D-index of 569.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 346 in comparison to an average of 346 for all 12 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Psychology by scholars affiliated with the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 1377 against an average of 1377 for all 12 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 1% universities is 87436 against an average of 87436 for all 12 universities.