The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Social Sciences and Humanities is based on data
derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Social Sciences and Humanities research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, more than 10371 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Social Sciences and Humanities
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our primary aim is to guarantee that only credible scientists are included in Research.com ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each researcher’s D-index according to data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate scientists, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Social Sciences and Humanities
With 66 researchers Sweden ranks in spot 8 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Sweden is Karolinska Institute with 13 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Social Sciences and Humanities ranking. It is followed by Lund University with 11 scholars. Ranking thirds is Lund University with 7 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in Sweden are affiliated with Royal Institute of Technology, Dalarna University, University of Gothenburg, Lund University, Mid Sweden University, Karlstad University, Stockholm School of Economics, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Chalmers University of Technology, Örebro University.
Professor Magnus Johannesson from Stockholm School of Economics is highlighted as the best scientist in Sweden in our ranking with a D-index of 98. Ranking second in Sweden is Mats Alvesson from Lund University with a D-index of 95. The third position in Sweden is taken by Per-Olof Östergren from Lund University with a D-index of 64.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 96 against an average of 41 for all 66 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities for the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 203 against an average of 112 for all 66 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 34068 against an average of 9274 for all 66 researchers.