The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Social Sciences and Humanities was created using data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Social Sciences and Humanities research
Our best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 15317 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Social Sciences and Humanities
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Social Sciences and Humanities. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
As our primary aim is to ensure that only actual scholars are included in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a complete measure to assess the output of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each researcher’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Social Sciences and Humanities
With 19 scholars Austria ranks in spot 22 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Austria is University of Vienna with 6 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Social Sciences and Humanities ranking. It is followed by University of Vienna with 4 scholars. Ranking thirds is International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with 3 scientists.
Prominent scholars ranking in Austria are associated with University of Vienna, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, TU Wien, University of Innsbruck.
Professor Karl Sigmund from University of Vienna is highlighted as the best scientist in Austria in our ranking with a D-index of 71. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Austria is Jörg Matthes from University of Vienna with a D-index of 51. The third place in Austria is taken by Shonali Pachauri from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with a D-index of 46.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 39 against an average of 39 for all 19 researchers listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Social Sciences and Humanities for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 192 in comparison to an average of 162 for all 19 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 9627 against an average of 9627 for all 19 researchers.