The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Social Sciences and Humanities was created using data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Social Sciences and Humanities research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Social Sciences and Humanities, more than 15317 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Social Sciences and Humanities
The D-index threshold for including a scholar 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 field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to quantify the output of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Social Sciences and Humanities
With 426 scientists Australia ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Australia is University of Sydney with 50 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Social Sciences and Humanities ranking. It is followed by Australian National University with 46 researchers. Ranking thirds is La Trobe University with 29 scholars.
Prominent scientists listed in Australia are representing University of South Australia, Australian National University, Curtin University, University of Technology Sydney, University of Newcastle Australia, Telethon Kids Institute, Macquarie University, University of Adelaide, Australian Catholic University, Western Sydney University.
Professor Jordan J. Louviere from University of South Australia is highlighted as the best scholar in Australia in our ranking with a D-index of 105. Ranking on the second place in Australia is Bryan Rodgers from Australian National University with a D-index of 97. The third position in Australia is taken by Robin Room from La Trobe University with a D-index of 96.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 75 against an average of 44 for all 426 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 456 in comparison to an average of 224 for all 426 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 50213 against an average of 12321 for all 426 researchers.