Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in Austria

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Social Sciences and Humanities scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best 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 Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 10,371 profiles were examined.

The D-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 D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-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. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

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 D-index using data compiled from 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
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.
Citations
Publications
285 World 1 National Karl Sigmund

Karl Sigmund

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 67 Citations 38,243 140
1250 World 2 National Jörg Matthes

Jörg Matthes

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 50 Citations 12,031 161
1386 World 3 National Stefan Thurner

Stefan Thurner

Medical University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 48 Citations 7,476 112
1973 World 4 National Shonali Pachauri

Shonali Pachauri

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
D-index 42 Citations 9,041 105
2130 World 5 National Michaela Trippl

Michaela Trippl

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 41 Citations 9,870 112
2409 World 6 National Manfred M. Fischer

Manfred M. Fischer

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
D-index 38 Citations 7,020 156
2555 World 7 National Walter Schachermayer

Walter Schachermayer

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 37 Citations 11,433 86
2624 World 8 National Franz Tödtling

Franz Tödtling

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
D-index 37 Citations 11,679 90
3360 World 9 National Sigrid Stagl

Sigrid Stagl

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
D-index 34 Citations 6,348 56
3363 World 10 National Michael Kirchler

Michael Kirchler

University of Innsbruck, Austria
D-index 34 Citations 7,595 106
3590 World 11 National David F. J. Campbell

David F. J. Campbell

Danube University Krems, Austria
D-index 33 Citations 8,501 132
3745 World 12 National Thomas Plümper

Thomas Plümper

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
D-index 33 Citations 7,424 75
4310 World 13 National Nicole Praschak-Rieder

Nicole Praschak-Rieder

Medical University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 31 Citations 225 4
4435 World 14 National Sabine Fuss

Sabine Fuss

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
D-index 31 Citations 9,428 91
4544 World 17 National Mike Peters

Mike Peters

University of Innsbruck, Austria
D-index 31 Citations 3,897 122
4562 World 18 National Sabine Pahl

Sabine Pahl

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 31 Citations 3,951 75
4570 World 15 National Barbara Prainsack

Barbara Prainsack

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 31 Citations 3,850 172
4585 World 16 National Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
D-index 31 Citations 7,971 117
5069 World 19 National Gustav Feichtinger

Gustav Feichtinger

TU Wien, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 5,567 222
5264 World 21 National Robert Holzmann

Robert Holzmann

Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 8,585 152
5265 World 20 National Henry Widdowson

Henry Widdowson

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 11,560 71
5266 World 22 National Yusak O. Susilo

Yusak O. Susilo

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
D-index 30 Citations 3,913 161

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