Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in Austria

The 2nd edition of 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.
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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.

Our mission
Our mission is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies around the world to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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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 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.

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D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
362 World 1 National D-index 71 Citations 37,815 192
1548 World 2 National D-index 51 Citations 12,730 265
2015 World 3 National D-index 46 Citations 9,986 124
2154 World 4 National D-index 45 Citations 7,898 150
2526 World 5 National D-index 42 Citations 7,336 247
2935 World 6 National D-index 39 Citations 12,279 129
2949 World 7 National D-index 39 Citations 10,894 108
2963 World 8 National D-index 39 Citations 10,234 155
3373 World 9 National D-index 37 Citations 11,859 139
3507 World 10 National D-index 37 Citations 6,404 142
3678 World 11 National D-index 36 Citations 8,083 154
4170 World 12 National D-index 35 Citations 4,278 187
4386 World 13 National D-index 34 Citations 6,510 85
4483 World 14 National D-index 34 Citations 5,172 241
4502 World 15 National D-index 34 Citations 4,981 106
4796 World 16 National D-index 33 Citations 6,217 271
4924 World 17 National D-index 33 Citations 4,662 141
5574 World 18 National D-index 31 Citations 7,991 135
5942 World 19 National D-index 30 Citations 7,584 119

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