Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in Italy

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
60 World 1 National D-index 88 Citations 38,679 360
383 World 2 National D-index 65 Citations 5,886 78
658 World 3 National D-index 58 Citations 17,173 181
806 World 4 National D-index 56 Citations 14,115 148
853 World 5 National D-index 55 Citations 18,513 133
958 World 6 National D-index 54 Citations 3,387 87
999 World 7 National D-index 53 Citations 11,777 111
1066 World 8 National D-index 52 Citations 8,390 217
1090 World 9 National D-index 52 Citations 8,677 15
1419 World 10 National D-index 48 Citations 7,627 163
1485 World 11 National D-index 47 Citations 6,486 159
1869 World 12 National D-index 43 Citations 5,783 77
1879 World 13 National D-index 43 Citations 10,011 218
1891 World 14 National D-index 43 Citations 18,513 104
2243 World 15 National D-index 40 Citations 28,842 55
2275 World 16 National D-index 39 Citations 2,657 39
2292 World 17 National D-index 39 Citations 908 17
2439 World 18 National D-index 38 Citations 10,999 81
2540 World 19 National D-index 38 Citations 9,429 124
2569 World 20 National D-index 37 Citations 16,072 103
2628 World 21 National D-index 37 Citations 10,195 146
2800 World 22 National D-index 36 Citations 5,335 149
2926 World 23 National D-index 35 Citations 5,637 111
3035 World 24 National D-index 35 Citations 11,124 138
3147 World 25 National D-index 35 Citations 14,219 64
3172 World 26 National D-index 34 Citations 4,046 118
3224 World 27 National D-index 34 Citations 7,204 134
3318 World 29 National D-index 34 Citations 10,423 93
3319 World 28 National D-index 34 Citations 5,496 113
3689 World 30 National D-index 33 Citations 3,474 71
3886 World 32 National D-index 32 Citations 6,875 152
3897 World 31 National D-index 32 Citations 7,792 103
3906 World 33 National D-index 32 Citations 5,810 113
4178 World 34 National D-index 32 Citations 4,949 121
4308 World 35 National D-index 31 Citations 5,288 198
4447 World 38 National D-index 31 Citations 2,873 142
4468 World 36 National D-index 31 Citations 7,481 136
4493 World 37 National D-index 31 Citations 9,238 107
4590 World 42 National D-index 31 Citations 5,520 99
4599 World 39 National D-index 31 Citations 6,472 133
4600 World 40 National D-index 31 Citations 5,916 109
4601 World 41 National D-index 31 Citations 5,552 75
5030 World 43 National D-index 30 Citations 3,514 149
5039 World 44 National D-index 30 Citations 641 26
5274 World 45 National D-index 30 Citations 18,398 72
5275 World 46 National D-index 30 Citations 4,605 87

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