Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in Germany

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
5 World 1 National D-index 126 Citations 194,724 338
50 World 2 National D-index 90 Citations 103,707 173
115 World 3 National D-index 79 Citations 71,261 300
118 World 4 National D-index 78 Citations 56,075 163
119 World 5 National D-index 78 Citations 68,952 142
146 World 6 National D-index 75 Citations 19,481 338
150 World 7 National D-index 74 Citations 61,540 164
191 World 8 National D-index 72 Citations 33,969 299
232 World 9 National D-index 69 Citations 24,691 205
262 World 10 National D-index 68 Citations 11,055 118
326 World 11 National D-index 66 Citations 15,689 141
348 World 12 National D-index 66 Citations 17,740 150
406 World 13 National D-index 64 Citations 31,861 110
417 World 14 National D-index 64 Citations 26,218 287
457 World 15 National D-index 63 Citations 24,027 205
473 World 16 National D-index 63 Citations 28,790 252
477 World 17 National D-index 62 Citations 55,395 193
512 World 18 National D-index 61 Citations 14,037 252
514 World 19 National D-index 61 Citations 8,678 309
538 World 20 National D-index 61 Citations 11,329 181
708 World 21 National D-index 58 Citations 11,082 276
809 World 22 National D-index 56 Citations 22,245 267
867 World 23 National D-index 55 Citations 24,940 90
923 World 24 National D-index 54 Citations 12,835 146
980 World 25 National D-index 54 Citations 10,319 157
1009 World 27 National D-index 53 Citations 12,192 123
1010 World 26 National D-index 53 Citations 38,418 252
1085 World 29 National D-index 52 Citations 17,469 184
1130 World 30 National D-index 51 Citations 11,329 139
1209 World 31 National D-index 50 Citations 15,431 102
1373 World 33 National D-index 49 Citations 9,873 397
1374 World 32 National D-index 49 Citations 11,162 91
1403 World 34 National D-index 48 Citations 10,545 162
1420 World 35 National D-index 48 Citations 11,115 115
1442 World 36 National D-index 48 Citations 26,560 116
1528 World 37 National D-index 46 Citations 7,107 162
1529 World 38 National D-index 46 Citations 14,814 125
1558 World 39 National D-index 46 Citations 21,631 100
1620 World 40 National D-index 45 Citations 5,635 64
1712 World 41 National D-index 44 Citations 6,980 146
1785 World 42 National D-index 44 Citations 36,862 115
1842 World 43 National D-index 43 Citations 20,091 112
1851 World 44 National D-index 43 Citations 19,108 116
1965 World 45 National D-index 42 Citations 21,164 185
1993 World 46 National D-index 42 Citations 10,320 109
2041 World 47 National D-index 41 Citations 3,395 60
2097 World 48 National D-index 41 Citations 9,609 112
2144 World 49 National D-index 40 Citations 8,668 77
2220 World 50 National D-index 40 Citations 7,221 178
2301 World 51 National D-index 39 Citations 5,712 131
2337 World 52 National D-index 39 Citations 7,534 141
2414 World 53 National D-index 38 Citations 16,198 193
2437 World 54 National D-index 38 Citations 7,096 134
2469 World 55 National D-index 38 Citations 6,151 94
2485 World 56 National D-index 38 Citations 6,229 280
2617 World 57 National D-index 37 Citations 9,356 207
2759 World 58 National D-index 36 Citations 8,560 161
2807 World 59 National D-index 36 Citations 5,197 112
2881 World 60 National D-index 36 Citations 13,341 151
2884 World 61 National D-index 36 Citations 5,508 183
2988 World 62 National D-index 35 Citations 5,531 94
2997 World 63 National D-index 35 Citations 7,006 100
3016 World 64 National D-index 35 Citations 5,398 166
3069 World 66 National D-index 35 Citations 9,924 69
3142 World 67 National D-index 35 Citations 5,870 153
3143 World 65 National D-index 35 Citations 16,271 83
3144 World 68 National D-index 35 Citations 4,553 128
3167 World 69 National D-index 34 Citations 21,539 109
3214 World 70 National D-index 34 Citations 7,228 123
3240 World 71 National D-index 34 Citations 4,436 160
3283 World 72 National D-index 34 Citations 2,638 82
3375 World 73 National D-index 34 Citations 6,313 99
3376 World 75 National D-index 34 Citations 5,762 101
3377 World 74 National D-index 34 Citations 13,961 147
3524 World 76 National D-index 33 Citations 744 10
3550 World 78 National D-index 33 Citations 8,270 110
3552 World 77 National D-index 33 Citations 5,693 78
3586 World 80 National D-index 33 Citations 6,288 98
3591 World 81 National D-index 33 Citations 6,804 134
3611 World 79 National D-index 33 Citations 6,737 59
3629 World 83 National D-index 33 Citations 4,922 83
3630 World 84 National D-index 33 Citations 5,220 83
3631 World 85 National D-index 33 Citations 4,584 142
3661 World 82 National D-index 33 Citations 9,863 144
3823 World 86 National D-index 32 Citations 8,972 35
4108 World 90 National D-index 32 Citations 9,314 127
4109 World 89 National D-index 32 Citations 4,573 79
4110 World 88 National D-index 32 Citations 5,216 109
4250 World 87 National D-index 32 Citations 5,803 93
4286 World 91 National D-index 31 Citations 2,649 54
4307 World 92 National D-index 31 Citations 8,925 79
4353 World 93 National D-index 31 Citations 4,068 71
4402 World 94 National D-index 31 Citations 6,180 123
4404 World 95 National D-index 31 Citations 6,918 100
4408 World 96 National D-index 31 Citations 4,286 86
4449 World 99 National D-index 31 Citations 6,792 85
4450 World 98 National D-index 31 Citations 4,815 101
4451 World 97 National D-index 31 Citations 5,663 102
4594 World 108 National D-index 31 Citations 5,906 91

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