Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in Switzerland

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
33 World 1 National Didier Sornette

Didier Sornette

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 96 Citations 34,896 530
233 World 2 National Gerhard Gmel

Gerhard Gmel

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 69 Citations 26,841 254
355 World 3 National Lawrence Haddad

Lawrence Haddad

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Switzerland
D-index 66 Citations 30,195 200
944 World 4 National Eszter Hargittai

Eszter Hargittai

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 54 Citations 26,081 114
1108 World 5 National Mitchell G. Weiss

Mitchell G. Weiss

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
D-index 52 Citations 8,663 154
1222 World 6 National Arash Rashidian

Arash Rashidian

World Health Organization, Switzerland
D-index 50 Citations 10,141 233
1538 World 8 National Lorenza Mondada

Lorenza Mondada

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 46 Citations 9,315 152
1738 World 9 National Günther Fink

Günther Fink

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
D-index 44 Citations 10,432 177
1756 World 10 National Matthias Bopp

Matthias Bopp

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 44 Citations 7,491 132
1901 World 11 National Peter Trudgill

Peter Trudgill

University of Fribourg, Switzerland
D-index 43 Citations 24,802 155
1953 World 12 National Luigi Rizzi

Luigi Rizzi

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 42 Citations 24,706 99
2174 World 13 National Don de Savigny

Don de Savigny

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
D-index 40 Citations 8,606 101
2814 World 14 National Thomas Abel

Thomas Abel

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 36 Citations 8,641 97
2879 World 15 National Kent Buse

Kent Buse

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Switzerland
D-index 36 Citations 6,852 108
2937 World 16 National Hans-Dieter Daniel

Hans-Dieter Daniel

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 35 Citations 6,931 98
3145 World 17 National Peter J. Schulz

Peter J. Schulz

Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
D-index 35 Citations 5,783 169
3184 World 18 National Jean-Bernard Daeppen

Jean-Bernard Daeppen

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 34 Citations 3,175 94
3234 World 19 National Christian A. Kull

Christian A. Kull

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 34 Citations 6,137 93
3253 World 21 National François Grosjean

François Grosjean

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
D-index 34 Citations 15,089 60
3261 World 22 National Jerome Bickenbach

Jerome Bickenbach

University of Lucerne, Switzerland
D-index 34 Citations 5,831 109
3543 World 23 National Claudia R. Binder

Claudia R. Binder

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 33 Citations 5,167 113
3555 World 24 National Gudela Grote

Gudela Grote

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 33 Citations 5,029 114
3688 World 25 National Joses Muthuri Kirigia

Joses Muthuri Kirigia

World Health Organization, Switzerland
D-index 33 Citations 4,607 123
3922 World 27 National Willem Doise

Willem Doise

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 7,685 68
3975 World 28 National Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor

Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor

World Health Organization, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 4,585 56
3977 World 29 National Taghreed Adam

Taghreed Adam

World Health Organization, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 8,392 55
4104 World 30 National Daniel Hell

Daniel Hell

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 323 10
4228 World 32 National Jochen Markard

Jochen Markard

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 10,447 56
4256 World 31 National David Seidl

David Seidl

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 32 Citations 9,051 105
4469 World 33 National Martin J. Eppler

Martin J. Eppler

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
D-index 31 Citations 7,817 149
4487 World 34 National Tobias S. Schmidt

Tobias S. Schmidt

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 31 Citations 4,983 78
4720 World 37 National Joan-Carles Suris

Joan-Carles Suris

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 31 Citations 3,574 87
4728 World 36 National Volker H. Hoffmann

Volker H. Hoffmann

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 31 Citations 5,928 65
4730 World 35 National Heike Bruch

Heike Bruch

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
D-index 31 Citations 6,641 129
4980 World 38 National Fabrizio Tediosi

Fabrizio Tediosi

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
D-index 30 Citations 3,794 124
5029 World 39 National Effy Vayena

Effy Vayena

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 30 Citations 5,281 103
5158 World 40 National Georg F. Bauer

Georg F. Bauer

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 30 Citations 3,569 90
5373 World 43 National Roberto A. Weber

Roberto A. Weber

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 30 Citations 7,792 65
5374 World 42 National Ladislav Valach

Ladislav Valach

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 30 Citations 2,949 55
5451 World 41 National Peter Zweifel

Peter Zweifel

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 30 Citations 5,781 190

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