Best Female Scientists in the World 2022 Ranking

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top female scientists in the world is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's general H-index. Show more

Our ranking of top female scientists in the world includes leading female scientists from all major areas of science. It was based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.

The H-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered for a global ranking was set differently for each scientific discipline, but was in most cases equal to 30 or 40. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the global ranking of top scientists are based on the H-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. Only top 1000 female scientists with the highest H-index are featured in the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking, we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s H-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is one the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

We are painfully aware that academic research is still a predominantly male profession, and we believe that female scientists deserve an equal chance to be represented and praised for their achievements. Our aim is to inspire female scholars, women considering an academic career, as well as decision-makers worldwide with the example of successful women in the scientific community. We hope that it will contribute to providing more opportunities and equal chances for women in science.

World
National
Scholar
H-Index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National D-index 308 Citations 362,689 2,031
2 World 2 National D-index 224 Citations 189,571 1,064
3 World 3 National D-index 221 Citations 219,121 653
4 World 4 National D-index 215 Citations 188,200 1,279
5 World 1 National D-index 212 Citations 187,206 462
6 World 1 National D-index 211 Citations 169,839 1,223
7 World 5 National D-index 208 Citations 227,858 610
8 World 6 National D-index 206 Citations 258,377 1,385
9 World 7 National D-index 205 Citations 188,151 1,046
10 World 8 National D-index 200 Citations 157,190 999
11 World 9 National D-index 198 Citations 202,226 1,463
12 World 10 National D-index 196 Citations 206,762 1,798
13 World 1 National D-index 195 Citations 166,490 1,462
14 World 2 National D-index 195 Citations 163,054 1,115
15 World 11 National D-index 192 Citations 188,653 1,863
16 World 12 National D-index 192 Citations 183,157 1,721
17 World 1 National D-index 190 Citations 182,622 1,016
18 World 13 National D-index 189 Citations 244,442 689
19 World 1 National D-index 189 Citations 215,687 1,181
20 World 3 National D-index 189 Citations 160,129 936
21 World 2 National D-index 189 Citations 145,354 1,719
22 World 14 National D-index 183 Citations 311,048 410
23 World 15 National D-index 183 Citations 171,038 1,624
24 World 16 National D-index 183 Citations 147,297 893
25 World 1 National D-index 183 Citations 145,702 1,416
26 World 17 National D-index 182 Citations 121,442 956
27 World 18 National D-index 181 Citations 125,519 897
28 World 19 National D-index 180 Citations 126,470 867
29 World 20 National D-index 180 Citations 92,405 483
30 World 21 National D-index 179 Citations 158,649 1,495
31 World 22 National D-index 176 Citations 128,535 771
32 World 23 National D-index 176 Citations 113,081 848
33 World 24 National D-index 176 Citations 99,575 449
34 World 25 National D-index 174 Citations 148,707 834
35 World 26 National D-index 174 Citations 107,562 598
36 World 27 National D-index 172 Citations 116,890 1,205
37 World 28 National D-index 171 Citations 215,166 1,013
38 World 1 National D-index 171 Citations 205,402 816
39 World 29 National D-index 170 Citations 114,565 1,788
40 World 30 National D-index 170 Citations 89,915 469
41 World 31 National D-index 169 Citations 128,382 963
42 World 32 National D-index 169 Citations 126,593 1,024
43 World 2 National D-index 169 Citations 121,269 594
44 World 1 National D-index 169 Citations 103,022 452
45 World 2 National D-index 167 Citations 112,115 449
46 World 3 National D-index 167 Citations 108,066 739
47 World 33 National D-index 166 Citations 100,326 854
48 World 1 National D-index 164 Citations 115,159 1,004
49 World 34 National D-index 164 Citations 98,928 1,024
50 World 35 National D-index 163 Citations 244,045 595
51 World 2 National D-index 163 Citations 123,577 615
52 World 36 National D-index 163 Citations 112,451 670
53 World 37 National D-index 162 Citations 144,435 416
54 World 4 National D-index 162 Citations 144,229 564
55 World 38 National D-index 162 Citations 123,892 507
56 World 39 National D-index 161 Citations 193,673 767
57 World 40 National D-index 161 Citations 127,951 1,954
58 World 5 National D-index 161 Citations 119,108 1,261
59 World 41 National D-index 161 Citations 113,622 530
60 World 1 National D-index 161 Citations 112,143 1,420
61 World 42 National D-index 161 Citations 98,537 694
62 World 43 National D-index 160 Citations 144,585 1,087
63 World 44 National D-index 160 Citations 97,204 786
64 World 45 National D-index 159 Citations 96,578 889
65 World 46 National D-index 158 Citations 106,470 1,009
66 World 47 National D-index 158 Citations 101,077 344
67 World 6 National D-index 157 Citations 88,421 646
68 World 3 National D-index 156 Citations 182,771 408
69 World 2 National D-index 156 Citations 113,690 1,100
70 World 48 National D-index 156 Citations 108,485 700
71 World 49 National D-index 156 Citations 89,998 985
72 World 50 National D-index 155 Citations 156,723 563
73 World 51 National D-index 155 Citations 121,537 403
74 World 1 National D-index 155 Citations 110,235 988
75 World 52 National D-index 155 Citations 104,946 673
76 World 3 National D-index 155 Citations 104,255 745
77 World 53 National D-index 155 Citations 98,501 629
78 World 54 National D-index 155 Citations 93,790 490
79 World 2 National D-index 155 Citations 85,896 815
80 World 4 National D-index 155 Citations 82,757 697
81 World 3 National D-index 154 Citations 86,543 1,035
82 World 55 National D-index 154 Citations 84,933 554
83 World 56 National D-index 154 Citations 80,543 447
84 World 1 National D-index 153 Citations 224,004 892
85 World 4 National D-index 153 Citations 155,612 585
86 World 57 National D-index 153 Citations 139,014 836
87 World 7 National D-index 153 Citations 113,431 337
88 World 58 National D-index 153 Citations 101,132 493
89 World 2 National D-index 153 Citations 95,506 773
90 World 8 National D-index 152 Citations 126,568 688
91 World 59 National D-index 152 Citations 107,854 709
92 World 1 National D-index 152 Citations 104,395 2,331
93 World 60 National D-index 152 Citations 86,819 649
94 World 61 National D-index 152 Citations 82,496 298
95 World 62 National D-index 151 Citations 98,283 466
96 World 63 National D-index 151 Citations 88,083 585
97 World 64 National D-index 150 Citations 103,864 517
98 World 65 National D-index 150 Citations 80,793 401
99 World 1 National D-index 149 Citations 104,816 676
100 World 1 National D-index 149 Citations 93,958 1,528

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