The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top scientists in United States is based on metrics acquired from Microsoft Academic Graph on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a researcher’s total H-index. Show more
Our ranking of best scientists in United States comprises of leading scientists from all core areas of science. It was based on a careful evaluation of 166,880 profiles on Google Scholar as well as Microsoft Academic Graph.
The H-index threshold point for accepting a scientist to be examined for a world ranking was set independently for each area of study, but was in most cases equal to 30 or 40. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers in United States are based on the H-index, rate of the publications made within a specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. Only top 1000 researchers with the highest H-index are listed in the ranking.
Since our key objective is to make sure that only established scholars are featured in the ranking, we believe that numbers are never presumed to be an absolute measure to quantify the work of scholars. Because of this, we manually examine every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide scope of authoritative sources. Although it’s not a value defining a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in leading journals and conference proceedings should provide a strong secondary signal of their contribution to research in an examined discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s H-index using data gathered from Microsoft Graph, which is one the leading and well-known bibliometric databases of this category available to the scientific community. An indepth definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .
Our objective is to influence researchers, executives, and govermnents across the world to explore where leading science authorities are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to determine who the leading authorities in popular areas of research, in different countries, or even within research organizations are.