Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in China

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
58 World 1 National D-index 89 Citations 35,691 201
176 World 2 National D-index 72 Citations 17,067 239
407 World 3 National D-index 64 Citations 17,927 235
564 World 4 National D-index 60 Citations 13,364 357
719 World 5 National D-index 57 Citations 10,460 263
786 World 6 National D-index 57 Citations 14,687 506
914 World 7 National D-index 55 Citations 8,246 144
921 World 8 National D-index 54 Citations 28,900 133
1106 World 9 National D-index 52 Citations 11,484 163
1138 World 10 National D-index 51 Citations 7,687 149
1451 World 11 National D-index 48 Citations 13,593 123
1514 World 12 National D-index 47 Citations 7,785 180
1527 World 13 National D-index 46 Citations 19,734 159
1732 World 14 National D-index 44 Citations 10,244 120
1757 World 15 National D-index 44 Citations 8,034 144
1892 World 16 National D-index 43 Citations 9,067 190
2013 World 17 National D-index 42 Citations 11,288 74
2040 World 18 National D-index 41 Citations 52,113 134
2376 World 19 National D-index 39 Citations 6,426 71
2402 World 20 National D-index 38 Citations 5,662 157
2620 World 21 National D-index 37 Citations 83,505 66
2716 World 22 National D-index 37 Citations 6,499 80
2719 World 23 National D-index 36 Citations 10,237 97
2730 World 24 National D-index 36 Citations 9,477 91
2746 World 25 National D-index 36 Citations 4,426 116
2878 World 26 National D-index 36 Citations 6,587 144
3051 World 27 National D-index 35 Citations 5,584 95
3274 World 28 National D-index 34 Citations 10,075 51
3277 World 29 National D-index 34 Citations 4,001 168
3373 World 32 National D-index 34 Citations 8,214 166
3374 World 30 National D-index 34 Citations 10,179 71
3429 World 31 National D-index 34 Citations 7,247 72
3499 World 33 National D-index 33 Citations 5,048 98
3527 World 34 National D-index 33 Citations 6,439 75
3548 World 35 National D-index 33 Citations 4,793 86
3791 World 36 National D-index 33 Citations 3,927 76
3792 World 37 National D-index 33 Citations 7,387 99
3793 World 38 National D-index 33 Citations 5,769 219
3840 World 39 National D-index 32 Citations 3,954 87
3854 World 40 National D-index 32 Citations 3,634 78
3889 World 41 National D-index 32 Citations 3,716 128
4253 World 42 National D-index 32 Citations 15,799 77
4254 World 44 National D-index 32 Citations 8,352 121
4255 World 43 National D-index 32 Citations 3,648 84
4315 World 45 National D-index 31 Citations 14,501 65
4387 World 46 National D-index 31 Citations 4,284 75
4436 World 47 National D-index 31 Citations 5,544 185
4437 World 48 National D-index 31 Citations 3,160 127
4526 World 49 National D-index 31 Citations 3,997 90
4723 World 52 National D-index 31 Citations 12,012 62
4724 World 53 National D-index 31 Citations 8,647 59
4725 World 54 National D-index 31 Citations 4,927 96
4726 World 50 National D-index 31 Citations 3,262 90
4727 World 51 National D-index 31 Citations 3,409 81
5049 World 55 National D-index 30 Citations 3,727 157
5137 World 56 National D-index 30 Citations 1,978 47
5152 World 57 National D-index 30 Citations 3,083 114
5189 World 58 National D-index 30 Citations 3,408 104
5200 World 59 National D-index 30 Citations 6,939 79
5232 World 66 National D-index 30 Citations 9,718 83
5356 World 60 National D-index 30 Citations 3,236 79
5358 World 61 National D-index 30 Citations 6,558 85
5360 World 63 National D-index 30 Citations 4,397 197
5361 World 62 National D-index 30 Citations 6,460 87
5362 World 64 National D-index 30 Citations 3,743 148
5381 World 67 National D-index 30 Citations 3,583 55
5491 World 68 National D-index 30 Citations 3,575 103
5651 World 65 National D-index 30 Citations 12,507 50

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