The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of top female scientists in United States is based on metrics acquired from a wide range of bibliometric sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's general H-index. Show more
This ranking of best female scientists in United States includes leading female scientists from all core scientific disciplines. It was based on a detailed examination of 166,880 scientists.
The H-index threshold for approving a researcher to be considered for a world ranking was set independently for each research area, but was on average equal to 30 or 40. The approval requirements for researchers to be selected into the ranking of top female scientists in United States are based on the H-index, proportion of the publications made within a specific area of research in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. Only top 1000 scholars with the highest H-index are listed in the ranking.
Because our key aim is to ensure that only established researchers are included in the ranking, we believe that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute model to assess the progress of scholars. Because of this, we manually verify each profile and cross-examine it against publications in a wide scope of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a value affecting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in leading journals and conference proceedings should provide a strong secondary indication of their input to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s H-index applying information collected from a wide range of bibliometric sources, which is one the leading and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .
We are sadly aware that scientific research is continously a largely male profession, and we have no doubt that female scholars deserve an equal opportunity to be represented and praised for their accomplishments. Our goal is to inspire female scholars, women pondering an academic career, as well as decision-makers around the world with stories of successful women in the academic community. We believe that it will help with presenting more opportunities and equal chances for women in science.
Learn more about our key findings on representation of women in scienceLEARN MORE