Best Scientists in the World 2022 Ranking

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top 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 scientists in the world includes leading 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 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.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-Index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National D-index 389 Citations 635,653 2,592
2 World 2 National D-index 376 Citations 792,604 849
3 World 3 National D-index 330 Citations 430,186 1,517
4 World 4 National D-index 316 Citations 450,445 1,636
5 World 5 National D-index 316 Citations 404,851 2,424
6 World 6 National D-index 315 Citations 384,551 1,670
7 World 7 National D-index 313 Citations 455,682 1,480
8 World 8 National D-index 308 Citations 362,689 2,031
9 World 9 National D-index 305 Citations 421,742 2,623
10 World 1 National D-index 300 Citations 412,897 1,469
11 World 10 National D-index 300 Citations 386,380 2,692
12 World 11 National D-index 299 Citations 364,489 1,869
13 World 1 National D-index 293 Citations 426,524 1,388
14 World 12 National D-index 283 Citations 293,546 1,417
15 World 13 National D-index 281 Citations 456,371 792
16 World 14 National D-index 280 Citations 363,302 1,748
17 World 1 National D-index 275 Citations 385,448 1,498
18 World 15 National D-index 273 Citations 361,625 1,889
19 World 16 National D-index 272 Citations 308,588 1,060
20 World 17 National D-index 269 Citations 324,542 1,444
21 World 1 National D-index 268 Citations 354,710 1,611
22 World 2 National D-index 268 Citations 297,067 1,715
23 World 18 National D-index 268 Citations 266,939 1,274
24 World 1 National D-index 267 Citations 483,478 855
25 World 19 National D-index 267 Citations 335,007 1,423
26 World 20 National D-index 264 Citations 214,865 897
27 World 21 National D-index 261 Citations 336,824 1,366
28 World 22 National D-index 261 Citations 301,776 1,064
29 World 23 National D-index 261 Citations 301,535 746
30 World 1 National D-index 259 Citations 261,097 834
31 World 24 National D-index 258 Citations 398,032 1,132
32 World 25 National D-index 257 Citations 264,428 1,619
33 World 1 National D-index 256 Citations 206,898 1,205
34 World 26 National D-index 252 Citations 395,188 1,623
35 World 27 National D-index 251 Citations 415,877 2,726
36 World 2 National D-index 250 Citations 221,577 934
37 World 2 National D-index 249 Citations 284,087 2,110
38 World 3 National D-index 249 Citations 277,758 1,195
39 World 28 National D-index 248 Citations 362,734 676
40 World 29 National D-index 248 Citations 211,816 1,016
41 World 4 National D-index 246 Citations 292,003 2,681
42 World 30 National D-index 246 Citations 255,911 763
43 World 31 National D-index 244 Citations 261,224 1,315
44 World 5 National D-index 242 Citations 292,870 2,397
45 World 6 National D-index 242 Citations 264,592 1,278
46 World 1 National D-index 241 Citations 294,097 962
47 World 32 National D-index 241 Citations 258,986 1,087
48 World 33 National D-index 240 Citations 232,489 984
49 World 34 National D-index 238 Citations 182,073 790
50 World 35 National D-index 237 Citations 270,169 4,540
51 World 36 National D-index 237 Citations 233,896 1,002
52 World 37 National D-index 237 Citations 226,959 1,028
53 World 38 National D-index 236 Citations 235,570 847
54 World 2 National D-index 235 Citations 309,152 715
55 World 39 National D-index 234 Citations 311,254 612
56 World 2 National D-index 234 Citations 229,190 927
57 World 40 National D-index 234 Citations 207,440 578
58 World 41 National D-index 233 Citations 210,757 1,111
59 World 42 National D-index 232 Citations 325,526 1,330
60 World 7 National D-index 232 Citations 233,712 1,786
61 World 43 National D-index 232 Citations 181,878 920
62 World 44 National D-index 231 Citations 229,972 1,774
63 World 8 National D-index 231 Citations 188,812 1,004
64 World 2 National D-index 229 Citations 276,480 1,355
65 World 45 National D-index 229 Citations 198,747 1,148
66 World 46 National D-index 228 Citations 392,951 814
67 World 47 National D-index 228 Citations 208,444 1,490
68 World 48 National D-index 227 Citations 245,537 1,290
69 World 1 National D-index 227 Citations 217,373 779
70 World 49 National D-index 226 Citations 222,833 1,292
71 World 50 National D-index 226 Citations 171,591 619
72 World 51 National D-index 226 Citations 159,013 528
73 World 52 National D-index 225 Citations 355,298 496
74 World 53 National D-index 224 Citations 231,771 608
75 World 54 National D-index 224 Citations 217,253 1,267
76 World 9 National D-index 224 Citations 198,560 1,757
77 World 55 National D-index 224 Citations 189,571 1,064
78 World 10 National D-index 223 Citations 314,622 1,162
79 World 56 National D-index 223 Citations 309,644 2,345
80 World 57 National D-index 223 Citations 195,382 1,528
81 World 1 National D-index 222 Citations 232,222 1,565
82 World 58 National D-index 222 Citations 216,004 1,051
83 World 11 National D-index 222 Citations 215,917 1,705
84 World 59 National D-index 221 Citations 270,939 2,280
85 World 60 National D-index 221 Citations 219,121 653
86 World 61 National D-index 221 Citations 198,626 1,349
87 World 62 National D-index 221 Citations 160,012 678
88 World 63 National D-index 220 Citations 183,067 1,449
89 World 1 National D-index 220 Citations 166,112 726
90 World 64 National D-index 219 Citations 221,078 943
91 World 65 National D-index 219 Citations 204,841 2,406
92 World 66 National D-index 219 Citations 189,198 1,496
93 World 67 National D-index 219 Citations 184,620 1,001
94 World 12 National D-index 218 Citations 225,183 1,284
95 World 68 National D-index 218 Citations 193,544 2,325
96 World 69 National D-index 218 Citations 177,468 847
97 World 13 National D-index 217 Citations 241,163 660
98 World 70 National D-index 217 Citations 216,190 1,808
99 World 1 National D-index 217 Citations 215,328 1,700
100 World 71 National D-index 217 Citations 192,056 663

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