Best Scientists in United States 2022 Ranking

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top scientists in United States 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 United States 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 the 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 ranking of top scientists in United States 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 H-index 389 Citations 635,653 2,592
2 World 2 National H-index 376 Citations 792,604 849
3 World 3 National H-index 330 Citations 430,186 1,517
4 World 4 National H-index 316 Citations 450,445 1,636
5 World 5 National H-index 316 Citations 404,851 2,424
6 World 6 National H-index 315 Citations 384,551 1,670
7 World 7 National H-index 313 Citations 455,682 1,480
8 World 8 National H-index 308 Citations 362,689 2,031
9 World 9 National H-index 305 Citations 421,742 2,623
11 World 10 National H-index 300 Citations 386,380 2,692
12 World 11 National H-index 299 Citations 364,489 1,869
14 World 12 National H-index 283 Citations 293,546 1,417
15 World 13 National H-index 281 Citations 456,371 792
16 World 14 National H-index 280 Citations 363,302 1,748
18 World 15 National H-index 273 Citations 361,625 1,889
19 World 16 National H-index 272 Citations 308,588 1,060
20 World 17 National H-index 269 Citations 324,542 1,444
23 World 18 National H-index 268 Citations 266,939 1,274
25 World 19 National H-index 267 Citations 335,007 1,423
26 World 20 National H-index 264 Citations 214,865 897
27 World 21 National H-index 261 Citations 336,824 1,366
28 World 22 National H-index 261 Citations 301,776 1,064
29 World 23 National H-index 261 Citations 301,535 746
31 World 24 National H-index 258 Citations 398,032 1,132
32 World 25 National H-index 257 Citations 264,428 1,619
34 World 26 National H-index 252 Citations 395,188 1,623
35 World 27 National H-index 251 Citations 415,877 2,726
39 World 28 National H-index 248 Citations 362,734 676
40 World 29 National H-index 248 Citations 211,816 1,016
42 World 30 National H-index 246 Citations 255,911 763
43 World 31 National H-index 244 Citations 261,224 1,315
47 World 32 National H-index 241 Citations 258,986 1,087
48 World 33 National H-index 240 Citations 232,489 984
49 World 34 National H-index 238 Citations 182,073 790
50 World 35 National H-index 237 Citations 270,169 4,540
51 World 36 National H-index 237 Citations 233,896 1,002
52 World 37 National H-index 237 Citations 226,959 1,028
53 World 38 National H-index 236 Citations 235,570 847
55 World 39 National H-index 234 Citations 311,254 612
58 World 41 National H-index 233 Citations 210,757 1,111
59 World 42 National H-index 232 Citations 325,526 1,330
61 World 43 National H-index 232 Citations 181,878 920
62 World 44 National H-index 231 Citations 229,972 1,774
65 World 45 National H-index 229 Citations 198,747 1,148
66 World 46 National H-index 228 Citations 392,951 814
67 World 47 National H-index 228 Citations 208,444 1,490
68 World 48 National H-index 227 Citations 245,537 1,290
70 World 49 National H-index 226 Citations 222,833 1,292
71 World 50 National H-index 226 Citations 171,591 619
72 World 51 National H-index 226 Citations 159,013 528
73 World 52 National H-index 225 Citations 355,298 496
74 World 53 National H-index 224 Citations 231,771 608
75 World 54 National H-index 224 Citations 217,253 1,267
77 World 55 National H-index 224 Citations 189,571 1,064
79 World 56 National H-index 223 Citations 309,644 2,345
80 World 57 National H-index 223 Citations 195,382 1,528
82 World 58 National H-index 222 Citations 216,004 1,051
84 World 59 National H-index 221 Citations 270,939 2,280
85 World 60 National H-index 221 Citations 219,121 653
86 World 61 National H-index 221 Citations 198,626 1,349
87 World 62 National H-index 221 Citations 160,012 678
88 World 63 National H-index 220 Citations 183,067 1,449
90 World 64 National H-index 219 Citations 221,078 943
91 World 65 National H-index 219 Citations 204,841 2,406
92 World 66 National H-index 219 Citations 189,198 1,496
93 World 67 National H-index 219 Citations 184,620 1,001
95 World 68 National H-index 218 Citations 193,544 2,325
96 World 69 National H-index 218 Citations 177,468 847
98 World 70 National H-index 217 Citations 216,190 1,808
100 World 71 National H-index 217 Citations 192,056 663
101 World 72 National H-index 216 Citations 316,643 605
102 World 73 National H-index 216 Citations 253,680 461
105 World 74 National H-index 215 Citations 240,812 2,476
106 World 75 National H-index 215 Citations 214,250 455
109 World 76 National H-index 215 Citations 188,200 1,279
110 World 77 National H-index 214 Citations 285,796 1,598
112 World 78 National H-index 214 Citations 218,151 1,651
113 World 79 National H-index 214 Citations 214,426 579
114 World 80 National H-index 213 Citations 259,305 606
117 World 81 National H-index 212 Citations 214,215 1,267
120 World 82 National H-index 212 Citations 184,040 1,189
121 World 83 National H-index 211 Citations 301,934 368
122 World 84 National H-index 211 Citations 287,343 773
123 World 85 National H-index 211 Citations 282,303 2,710
124 World 86 National H-index 211 Citations 214,998 625
126 World 87 National H-index 210 Citations 322,027 916
128 World 88 National H-index 210 Citations 174,485 1,286
129 World 89 National H-index 210 Citations 168,325 1,265
132 World 90 National H-index 209 Citations 249,737 706
133 World 91 National H-index 209 Citations 202,625 1,809
134 World 92 National H-index 209 Citations 171,509 1,245
135 World 93 National H-index 209 Citations 171,503 439
136 World 94 National H-index 208 Citations 227,858 610
137 World 95 National H-index 208 Citations 212,514 1,421
138 World 96 National H-index 208 Citations 154,984 1,337
139 World 97 National H-index 207 Citations 248,957 1,755
140 World 98 National H-index 207 Citations 218,093 1,507
141 World 99 National H-index 207 Citations 198,861 456
142 World 100 National H-index 207 Citations 193,622 808

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