The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of leading scientists in the world is based on information acquired from Microsoft Academic Graph on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a researcher’s general H-index. Show more
This ranking of best scientists in the world includes leading researchers from all core research areas. It was based on a detailed evaluation of 166,880 profiles on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.
The H-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be considered for a global ranking was selected differently for every area of study, but was usually equal to 30 or 40. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be selected into the world ranking of top researchers are based on the H-index, rate of the published work made within a specific field of study in addition to the awards and accomplishments of the scholars. Only top 1000 scientists with the highest H-index are listed in the ranking.
Since our central objective is to make sure that only confirmed researchers are listed in the ranking, we believe that numbers are never presumed to be an absolute system to quantify the contributions of researcers. This is why, we manually verify every profile and cross-examine it against publications in a wide spectrum of authoritative sources. Although it’s not a value affecting a scientist’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in leading journals and conference proceedings should be a strong secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in our ranking is based on each scholar’s H-index employing data gathered from Microsoft Graph, which is one the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the science community. A detailed definition of our research process can be examined on our methodology page .
Our aim is to influence scientists, executives, and institutions worldwide to explore where leading science authorities are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to confirm who the leading authorities in popular areas of research, in particular countries, or even within research institutions are.