Top Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Social Sciences and Humanities was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Social Sciences and Humanities research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Social Sciences and Humanities, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 10,371 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious 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 Microsoft Graph, which is 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 Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu

Collège de France, France
H-index 142 Citations 438,049 319
2 World 1 National Herbert A. Simon

Herbert A. Simon

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 139 Citations 168,313 284
3 World 2 National Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 139 Citations 43,547 349
4 World 3 National Douglas S. Massey

Douglas S. Massey

Princeton University, United States
H-index 130 Citations 101,917 332
5 World 1 National Jürgen Habermas

Jürgen Habermas

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
H-index 126 Citations 194,724 338
6 World 4 National Greg J. Duncan

Greg J. Duncan

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 124 Citations 68,743 348
7 World 5 National Patrick M. O'Malley

Patrick M. O'Malley

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 118 Citations 60,404 266
8 World 6 National Harold G. Koenig

Harold G. Koenig

Duke University, United States
H-index 116 Citations 35,082 345
9 World 1 National Robert Costanza

Robert Costanza

Australian National University, Australia
H-index 110 Citations 125,538 341
10 World 1 National Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
H-index 110 Citations 54,013 413
11 World 7 National Francis T. Cullen

Francis T. Cullen

University of Cincinnati, United States
H-index 109 Citations 53,466 332
12 World 8 National Jerald G. Bachman

Jerald G. Bachman

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 108 Citations 56,018 216
13 World 9 National Cheryl L. Perry

Cheryl L. Perry

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States
H-index 108 Citations 32,661 282
14 World 10 National Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond

Stanford University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 93,584 321
15 World 2 National Benjamin K. Sovacool

Benjamin K. Sovacool

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
H-index 106 Citations 43,636 731
16 World 11 National Ralph J. DiClemente

Ralph J. DiClemente

New York University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 27,755 423
17 World 12 National Robert E. Slavin

Robert E. Slavin

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 40,920 316
18 World 13 National Michael E. Porter

Michael E. Porter

Harvard University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 274,463 310
19 World 1 National Michael H. Boyle

Michael H. Boyle

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 103 Citations 22,497 188
20 World 14 National Daniel S. Nagin

Daniel S. Nagin

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 101 Citations 41,433 158
21 World 2 National Jordan J. Louviere

Jordan J. Louviere

University of South Australia, Australia
H-index 101 Citations 52,371 289
22 World 15 National Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

MIT, United States
H-index 99 Citations 239,776 326
23 World 16 National Amos Tversky

Amos Tversky

Stanford University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 360,198 115
24 World 1 National Chin Chung Tsai

Chin Chung Tsai

National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
H-index 99 Citations 30,725 351
25 World 1 National Wim Verbeke

Wim Verbeke

Ghent University, Belgium
H-index 99 Citations 35,017 356
26 World 1 National Magnus Johannesson

Magnus Johannesson

Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
H-index 98 Citations 34,068 217
27 World 1 National Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

Maastricht University, Netherlands
H-index 98 Citations 31,033 432
28 World 17 National Peter A. Singer

Peter A. Singer

Princeton University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 36,078 501
29 World 2 National Anton E. Kunst

Anton E. Kunst

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 97 Citations 35,637 379
30 World 1 National Lucy Gilson

Lucy Gilson

University of Cape Town, South Africa
H-index 97 Citations 43,485 352
31 World 2 National Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 97 Citations 65,117 429
32 World 18 National Robert J. Sampson

Robert J. Sampson

Harvard University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 90,667 179
33 World 1 National Didier Sornette

Didier Sornette

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 96 Citations 34,896 530
34 World 3 National Loet Leydesdorff

Loet Leydesdorff

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 96 Citations 52,068 420
35 World 19 National Robert E. Kraut

Robert E. Kraut

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 47,246 217
36 World 2 National Mats Alvesson

Mats Alvesson

Lund University, Sweden
H-index 95 Citations 73,332 225
37 World 20 National Max H. Bazerman

Max H. Bazerman

Harvard University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 36,616 243
38 World 21 National Christopher G. Ellison

Christopher G. Ellison

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
H-index 94 Citations 29,969 179
39 World 22 National Ernest T. Pascarella

Ernest T. Pascarella

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 93 Citations 53,376 238
40 World 3 National Rod Ellis

Rod Ellis

Curtin University, Australia
H-index 92 Citations 123,991 166
41 World 4 National Barry J. Fraser

Barry J. Fraser

Curtin University, Australia
H-index 92 Citations 29,183 357
42 World 24 National Janet Currie

Janet Currie

Princeton University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 38,223 220
43 World 23 National Jacquelyn C. Campbell

Jacquelyn C. Campbell

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 27,445 280
44 World 1 National Pekka Martikainen

Pekka Martikainen

University of Helsinki, Finland
H-index 91 Citations 24,793 451
45 World 4 National Klaus Hubacek

Klaus Hubacek

University of Groningen, Netherlands
H-index 91 Citations 31,446 301
46 World 4 National Carles Muntaner

Carles Muntaner

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 91 Citations 24,375 330
47 World 3 National Wolff-Michael Roth

Wolff-Michael Roth

University of Victoria, Canada
H-index 91 Citations 30,869 580
48 World 2 National Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida

École Normale Supérieure, France
H-index 90 Citations 112,924 337
49 World 2 National Rachel Jewkes

Rachel Jewkes

South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
H-index 90 Citations 39,160 294
50 World 2 National Ulrich Beck

Ulrich Beck

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
H-index 90 Citations 103,707 173
51 World 25 National Stephen Polasky

Stephen Polasky

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 89 Citations 52,329 253
52 World 3 National Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour

Sciences Po, France
H-index 89 Citations 201,405 231
53 World 26 National John Dewey

John Dewey

Columbia University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 250,937 368
54 World 27 National Martha Craven Nussbaum

Martha Craven Nussbaum

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 89 Citations 61,770 403
55 World 6 National Laurence J. Kirmayer

Laurence J. Kirmayer

McGill University, Canada
H-index 89 Citations 23,112 213
56 World 5 National Patricia O'Campo

Patricia O'Campo

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 89 Citations 23,185 317
57 World 3 National Lynn J. Frewer

Lynn J. Frewer

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
H-index 89 Citations 28,796 255
58 World 1 National Kwok Leung

Kwok Leung

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
H-index 89 Citations 35,691 201
59 World 28 National Nick C. Ellis

Nick C. Ellis

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 88 Citations 31,299 197
60 World 1 National David Stuckler

David Stuckler

Bocconi University, Italy
H-index 88 Citations 38,679 360
61 World 29 National Thomas L. McKenzie

Thomas L. McKenzie

San Diego State University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 28,194 199
62 World 1 National Teun A. van Dijk

Teun A. van Dijk

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
H-index 87 Citations 84,690 173
63 World 4 National John Brazier

John Brazier

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
H-index 87 Citations 35,464 300
64 World 5 National Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 87 Citations 68,324 334
65 World 30 National Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Stanford University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 77,320 195
66 World 6 National John Urry

John Urry

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
H-index 87 Citations 95,563 216
67 World 1 National Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

University of Waikato, New Zealand
H-index 86 Citations 31,426 549
68 World 32 National Robert M. Seyfarth

Robert M. Seyfarth

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 86 Citations 18,141 99
69 World 31 National S. Bryn Austin

S. Bryn Austin

Harvard University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 20,010 316
70 World 7 National Kenneth Leithwood

Kenneth Leithwood

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 86 Citations 45,198 204
71 World 33 National Peter M. Bentler

Peter M. Bentler

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 85 Citations 96,180 148
72 World 34 National Sara Kiesler

Sara Kiesler

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 85 Citations 58,183 165
73 World 35 National Marcia C. Linn

Marcia C. Linn

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 85 Citations 26,916 239
74 World 7 National Ian Scoones

Ian Scoones

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
H-index 85 Citations 39,886 232
75 World 36 National Dorothy L. Cheney

Dorothy L. Cheney

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 84 Citations 18,083 95
76 World 37 National Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 84 Citations 92,367 191
77 World 38 National Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons

Harvard University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 126,945 177
78 World 8 National Anne Mills

Anne Mills

University of London, United Kingdom
H-index 84 Citations 23,408 363
79 World 39 National Ron Stall

Ron Stall

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 84 Citations 19,756 192
80 World 9 National Gill Valentine

Gill Valentine

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
H-index 84 Citations 32,809 200
81 World 8 National Russell W. Belk

Russell W. Belk

York University, Canada
H-index 84 Citations 71,253 292
82 World 41 National Jane Waldfogel

Jane Waldfogel

Columbia University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 27,093 232
83 World 40 National Sara McLanahan

Sara McLanahan

Princeton University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 34,394 193
84 World 10 National Sally Macintyre

Sally Macintyre

MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, United Kingdom
H-index 83 Citations 41,507 185
85 World 9 National David Feeny

David Feeny

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 83 Citations 38,265 192
86 World 42 National Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 58,895 167
87 World 1 National Jiska Cohen-Mansfield

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 82 Citations 10,721 135
88 World 43 National Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Columbia University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 50,075 177
89 World 45 National George D. Kuh

George D. Kuh

Indiana University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 43,339 219
90 World 44 National Donald P. Green

Donald P. Green

Columbia University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 39,831 171
91 World 6 National Deborah Lupton

Deborah Lupton

UNSW Sydney, Australia
H-index 82 Citations 32,894 245
92 World 5 National David F. Treagust

David F. Treagust

Curtin University, Australia
H-index 82 Citations 26,906 288
93 World 11 National Ken Hyland

Ken Hyland

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
H-index 82 Citations 53,124 227
94 World 46 National Larry V. Hedges

Larry V. Hedges

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 37,678 172
95 World 12 National Jules Pretty

Jules Pretty

University of Essex, United Kingdom
H-index 81 Citations 47,779 193
96 World 47 National Rifat Atun

Rifat Atun

Harvard University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 23,083 382
97 World 48 National Danielle S. McNamara

Danielle S. McNamara

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 18,557 266
98 World 50 National Bruce G. Simons-Morton

Bruce G. Simons-Morton

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 81 Citations 17,629 239
99 World 49 National Raul Caetano

Raul Caetano

Pacific Institute, United States
H-index 81 Citations 21,688 249
100 World 13 National Nicholas Frank Pidgeon

Nicholas Frank Pidgeon

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
H-index 81 Citations 26,080 212

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