Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in Netherlands

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
27 World 1 National Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 98 Citations 31,033 432
29 World 2 National Anton E. Kunst

Anton E. Kunst

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 97 Citations 35,637 379
34 World 3 National Loet Leydesdorff

Loet Leydesdorff

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 96 Citations 52,068 420
45 World 4 National Klaus Hubacek

Klaus Hubacek

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 91 Citations 31,446 301
102 World 5 National Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier

Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 81 Citations 17,919 338
110 World 6 National Ron Boschma

Ron Boschma

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 80 Citations 37,757 198
172 World 7 National Geert Hofstede

Geert Hofstede

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 73 Citations 248,050 114
182 World 8 National Stef P. J. Kremers

Stef P. J. Kremers

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 72 Citations 12,483 198
210 World 9 National Arthur P.J. Mol

Arthur P.J. Mol

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 71 Citations 19,342 261
217 World 10 National Peter P. Groenewegen

Peter P. Groenewegen

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 70 Citations 23,368 357
282 World 11 National Olle ten Cate

Olle ten Cate

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 68 Citations 19,333 264
291 World 12 National Louk J. M. J. Vanderschuren

Louk J. M. J. Vanderschuren

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 67 Citations 2,786 34
313 World 13 National René Veenstra

René Veenstra

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 67 Citations 10,742 149
347 World 14 National Karien Stronks

Karien Stronks

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 66 Citations 23,376 337
396 World 15 National Joyeeta Gupta

Joyeeta Gupta

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 65 Citations 15,885 402
485 World 16 National Joop T. V. M. de Jong

Joop T. V. M. de Jong

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 62 Citations 9,861 109
510 World 17 National Tom A. B. Snijders

Tom A. B. Snijders

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 61 Citations 41,999 141
544 World 18 National Fred A. J. Korthagen

Fred A. J. Korthagen

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 61 Citations 22,501 143
569 World 19 National Marc A. Koopmanschap

Marc A. Koopmanschap

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 60 Citations 11,862 120
598 World 21 National René Kemp

René Kemp

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 60 Citations 23,063 153
608 World 20 National Jan Blommaert

Jan Blommaert

Tilburg University, Netherlands
D-index 60 Citations 34,229 210
654 World 22 National Sako Musterd

Sako Musterd

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 59 Citations 12,848 226
662 World 23 National Joop J. Hox

Joop J. Hox

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 58 Citations 34,700 98
701 World 24 National Clara H. Mulder

Clara H. Mulder

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 58 Citations 9,788 145
742 World 25 National Charles Agyemang

Charles Agyemang

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 57 Citations 19,496 227
748 World 26 National Berry M. Spruijt

Berry M. Spruijt

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 57 Citations 3,630 55
753 World 27 National Frank J. van Lenthe

Frank J. van Lenthe

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 57 Citations 10,095 156
761 World 28 National W. J. Wouter Botzen

W. J. Wouter Botzen

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 57 Citations 11,784 203
776 World 29 National Paul Nieuwbeerta

Paul Nieuwbeerta

Leiden University, Netherlands
D-index 57 Citations 8,981 140
777 World 30 National Diana H. J. M. Dolmans

Diana H. J. M. Dolmans

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 57 Citations 12,650 183
812 World 32 National Cees Leeuwis

Cees Leeuwis

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 14,460 181
819 World 31 National Rob Baltussen

Rob Baltussen

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 8,849 112
830 World 33 National Arie Rip

Arie Rip

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 13,849 226
844 World 34 National Theo Wubbels

Theo Wubbels

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 14,553 136
882 World 35 National Ton de Jong

Ton de Jong

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 55 Citations 12,173 153
946 World 36 National Koen Frenken

Koen Frenken

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 54 Citations 19,247 176
974 World 37 National Laurens Klerkx

Laurens Klerkx

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 54 Citations 10,279 155
977 World 39 National Mien Segers

Mien Segers

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 54 Citations 16,155 162
993 World 38 National Robert Schreuder

Robert Schreuder

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 54 Citations 10,287 120
1023 World 41 National Martin Dijst

Martin Dijst

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 53 Citations 9,860 136
1025 World 40 National C.P.M. van der Vleuten

C.P.M. van der Vleuten

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 53 Citations 7,606 105
1045 World 42 National Nico Verloop

Nico Verloop

Leiden University, Netherlands
D-index 53 Citations 21,435 119
1101 World 43 National Kène Henkens

Kène Henkens

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 52 Citations 8,934 175
1134 World 44 National Jeroen K. Vermunt

Jeroen K. Vermunt

Tilburg University, Netherlands
D-index 51 Citations 7,711 146
1139 World 45 National Frans F. H. Rutten

Frans F. H. Rutten

University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
D-index 51 Citations 11,253 113
1152 World 46 National Peter L. Berger

Peter L. Berger

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 51 Citations 232,371 134
1175 World 47 National Dick Ettema

Dick Ettema

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 51 Citations 7,233 161
1201 World 48 National Greg Richards

Greg Richards

Tilburg University, Netherlands
D-index 51 Citations 18,333 226
1215 World 49 National Andrea W M Evers

Andrea W M Evers

Leiden University, Netherlands
D-index 50 Citations 1,931 54
1217 World 50 National Robert Pool

Robert Pool

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 50 Citations 7,351 118
1229 World 51 National Ruud B.M. Huirne

Ruud B.M. Huirne

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 50 Citations 11,156 181
1246 World 52 National Anke Oenema

Anke Oenema

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 50 Citations 8,072 95
1288 World 53 National Aart C. Liefbroer

Aart C. Liefbroer

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 50 Citations 8,074 153
1299 World 54 National TA Theo Arentze

TA Theo Arentze

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 49 Citations 8,319 288
1311 World 55 National Harry Timmermans

Harry Timmermans

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 49 Citations 7,923 323
1346 World 56 National Hans C.M. van Trijp

Hans C.M. van Trijp

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 49 Citations 12,070 116
1367 World 57 National Dave Huitema

Dave Huitema

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 49 Citations 8,326 141
1378 World 58 National Peter Sleegers

Peter Sleegers

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 49 Citations 11,791 105
1416 World 59 National Job van Exel

Job van Exel

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 48 Citations 6,297 130
1429 World 60 National Martin Mulder

Martin Mulder

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 48 Citations 8,699 177
1444 World 61 National Arjen E. J. Wals

Arjen E. J. Wals

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 48 Citations 11,702 188
1449 World 62 National Joke Voogt

Joke Voogt

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 48 Citations 11,448 186
1463 World 63 National Gert P. Westert

Gert P. Westert

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 47 Citations 8,922 187
1533 World 64 National Gerard J. P. van Breukelen

Gerard J. P. van Breukelen

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 46 Citations 2,784 45
1576 World 65 National Jan D. Vermunt

Jan D. Vermunt

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 46 Citations 14,612 104
1607 World 66 National Jörg Henseler

Jörg Henseler

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 45 Citations 34,712 113
1616 World 67 National Martijn Huisman

Martijn Huisman

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 45 Citations 13,407 160
1649 World 68 National Joffre Swait

Joffre Swait

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 45 Citations 28,021 97
1664 World 69 National Bert P.M. Creemers

Bert P.M. Creemers

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 45 Citations 8,909 141
1668 World 72 National Tineke A. Abma

Tineke A. Abma

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 45 Citations 8,097 219
1669 World 70 National Jan H. Hulstijn

Jan H. Hulstijn

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 45 Citations 16,265 82
1670 World 71 National Saturnino M. Borras

Saturnino M. Borras

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 45 Citations 14,698 92
1775 World 74 National Niek S. Klazinga

Niek S. Klazinga

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 44 Citations 6,857 177
1781 World 73 National Peter P.J. Driessen

Peter P.J. Driessen

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 44 Citations 6,501 163
1783 World 77 National Bas Arts

Bas Arts

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 44 Citations 8,251 144
1816 World 75 National Bert Klandermans

Bert Klandermans

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 44 Citations 17,292 97
1823 World 76 National Wim H. Gijselaers

Wim H. Gijselaers

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 44 Citations 8,497 133
1896 World 78 National Maarten van Ham

Maarten van Ham

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
D-index 43 Citations 8,031 182
1920 World 79 National Jacqueline M. Vink

Jacqueline M. Vink

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 42 Citations 4,639 69
1931 World 80 National Adelita V. Ranchor

Adelita V. Ranchor

University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 42 Citations 3,218 71
2015 World 82 National Ronald A. Knibbe

Ronald A. Knibbe

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 42 Citations 7,877 86
2032 World 81 National Dirk van Dierendonck

Dirk van Dierendonck

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 42 Citations 14,294 63
2051 World 83 National Josette E. H. M. Hoekstra-Weebers

Josette E. H. M. Hoekstra-Weebers

University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 41 Citations 3,005 25
2091 World 84 National Jeffrey D. James

Jeffrey D. James

Tilburg University, Netherlands
D-index 41 Citations 11,418 145
2147 World 85 National Wolfgang Viechtbauer

Wolfgang Viechtbauer

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 40 Citations 9,471 47
2170 World 86 National Anna Beurskens

Anna Beurskens

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 40 Citations 3,514 98
2191 World 87 National Annemarie Mol

Annemarie Mol

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 40 Citations 32,824 61
2214 World 88 National Pim W. Teunissen

Pim W. Teunissen

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 40 Citations 6,447 130
2235 World 89 National Johan Schot

Johan Schot

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 40 Citations 25,326 109
2282 World 90 National Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef

Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 39 Citations 5,705 159
2308 World 91 National Eric Griez

Eric Griez

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 39 Citations 52 5
2346 World 93 National Sjoerd Beugelsdijk

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 39 Citations 8,795 87
2359 World 94 National Dvora Yanow

Dvora Yanow

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 39 Citations 15,381 81
2381 World 92 National Mieke Brekelmans

Mieke Brekelmans

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 39 Citations 7,666 85
2470 World 95 National Anna P. Nieboer

Anna P. Nieboer

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 38 Citations 4,352 128
2514 World 98 National Gerbert Kraaykamp

Gerbert Kraaykamp

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 38 Citations 6,263 118
2539 World 96 National Ted Sanders

Ted Sanders

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 38 Citations 6,221 97
2542 World 97 National Bram Büscher

Bram Büscher

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 38 Citations 7,723 106
2647 World 99 National Birgit Meyer

Birgit Meyer

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 37 Citations 11,174 93
2720 World 100 National Judith G.M. Rosmalen

Judith G.M. Rosmalen

University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 36 Citations 2,082 38

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