Top Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Social Sciences and Humanities was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Social Sciences and Humanities research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top 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 Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 10,371 profiles were examined.

The h-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 discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-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.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious 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 h-index using data compiled 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
H-index
Citations
Publications
101 World 14 National Rhona Flin

Rhona Flin

Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
H-index 81 Citations 25,946 207
102 World 5 National Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier

Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier

Maastricht University, Netherlands
H-index 81 Citations 17,919 338
103 World 51 National Gary King

Gary King

Harvard University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 64,609 177
104 World 52 National Burton H. Singer

Burton H. Singer

University of Florida, United States
H-index 80 Citations 28,744 151
105 World 53 National Lawrence D. Frank

Lawrence D. Frank

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 80 Citations 32,465 163
106 World 10 National John P. Robinson

John P. Robinson

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 80 Citations 46,538 244
107 World 15 National Nigel Thrift

Nigel Thrift

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
H-index 80 Citations 31,860 223
108 World 54 National James H. Fowler

James H. Fowler

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 80 Citations 33,383 159
109 World 55 National Robert S. Kaplan

Robert S. Kaplan

Harvard University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 115,708 209
110 World 6 National Ron Boschma

Ron Boschma

Utrecht University, Netherlands
H-index 80 Citations 37,757 198
111 World 7 National David Boud

David Boud

University of Technology Sydney, Australia
H-index 80 Citations 48,253 320
112 World 56 National Karl E. Weick

Karl E. Weick

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 80 Citations 139,710 155
113 World 16 National Ruth Wodak

Ruth Wodak

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
H-index 80 Citations 53,953 339
114 World 57 National David Lewis

David Lewis

Princeton University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 55,519 152
115 World 3 National Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger

Philipp University of Marburg, Germany
H-index 79 Citations 71,261 300
116 World 58 National S. V. Subramanian

S. V. Subramanian

Harvard University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 18,408 358
117 World 17 National Fulong Wu

Fulong Wu

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 18,271 194
118 World 4 National Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann

Bielefeld University, Germany
H-index 78 Citations 56,075 163
119 World 5 National Christian M. Ringle

Christian M. Ringle

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
H-index 78 Citations 68,952 142
120 World 59 National Kenneth R. Koedinger

Kenneth R. Koedinger

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 20,597 219
121 World 60 National Joseph Krajcik

Joseph Krajcik

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 38,226 215
122 World 11 National Barry Wellman

Barry Wellman

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 78 Citations 52,655 173
123 World 61 National Barbara A. Cornblatt

Barbara A. Cornblatt

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, United States
H-index 78 Citations 2,425 16
124 World 18 National Gert Biesta

Gert Biesta

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
H-index 78 Citations 31,462 339
125 World 8 National David Kirk

David Kirk

University of Queensland, Australia
H-index 78 Citations 20,972 250
126 World 1 National Philip Hallinger

Philip Hallinger

Mahidol University, Thailand
H-index 78 Citations 37,850 255
127 World 19 National Michael Batty

Michael Batty

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 77 Citations 23,581 358
128 World 62 National Jonathan S. Skinner

Jonathan S. Skinner

Dartmouth College, United States
H-index 77 Citations 25,713 176
129 World 63 National James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 96,306 155
130 World 20 National Christopher Day

Christopher Day

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
H-index 77 Citations 31,786 193
131 World 64 National Everett M. Rogers

Everett M. Rogers

University of New Mexico, United States
H-index 77 Citations 98,591 168
132 World 65 National Norman K. Denzin

Norman K. Denzin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 77 Citations 257,899 277
133 World 66 National Dietram A. Scheufele

Dietram A. Scheufele

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 77 Citations 34,119 205
134 World 67 National Donald A. Norman

Donald A. Norman

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 76 Citations 77,432 73
135 World 68 National David H. Jonassen

David H. Jonassen

University of Missouri, United States
H-index 76 Citations 47,356 156
136 World 69 National Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves

Boston College, United States
H-index 76 Citations 49,115 158
137 World 21 National Peter J. Taylor

Peter J. Taylor

Northumbria University, United Kingdom
H-index 76 Citations 28,742 335
138 World 70 National Thomas Dietz

Thomas Dietz

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 48,314 174
139 World 71 National Gregory A. Aarons

Gregory A. Aarons

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 76 Citations 23,948 226
140 World 73 National Philip G. Altbach

Philip G. Altbach

Boston College, United States
H-index 76 Citations 33,156 409
141 World 72 National Daniel T. Lichter

Daniel T. Lichter

Cornell University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 17,912 170
142 World 2 National Gwo-Jen Hwang

Gwo-Jen Hwang

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
H-index 75 Citations 20,993 287
143 World 75 National Richard A. Crosby

Richard A. Crosby

University of Kentucky, United States
H-index 75 Citations 15,177 299
144 World 74 National Stephen W. Raudenbush

Stephen W. Raudenbush

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 75 Citations 88,891 119
145 World 22 National Simon Gregson

Simon Gregson

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 75 Citations 16,082 227
146 World 6 National Wolfgang Lutz

Wolfgang Lutz

University of Trier, Germany
H-index 75 Citations 19,481 338
147 World 12 National Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 75 Citations 59,868 152
148 World 23 National Diane Reay

Diane Reay

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 75 Citations 26,566 131
149 World 1 National Ilhan Ozturk

Ilhan Ozturk

Çağ University, Turkey
H-index 75 Citations 24,881 265
150 World 7 National Marko Sarstedt

Marko Sarstedt

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
H-index 74 Citations 61,540 164
151 World 1 National Josef Parnas

Josef Parnas

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
H-index 74 Citations 5,424 75
152 World 76 National Lawrence W. Green

Lawrence W. Green

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 74 Citations 26,017 197
153 World 24 National Zoltán Dörnyei

Zoltán Dörnyei

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
H-index 74 Citations 79,707 102
154 World 13 National John N. Lavis

John N. Lavis

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 74 Citations 21,071 298
155 World 25 National Simon Marginson

Simon Marginson

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 74 Citations 27,723 300
156 World 2 National Victoria Reyes-García

Victoria Reyes-García

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
H-index 74 Citations 15,472 350
157 World 77 National Arne L. Kalleberg

Arne L. Kalleberg

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 74 Citations 36,913 163
158 World 79 National James Emil Flege

James Emil Flege

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 74 Citations 23,116 119
159 World 26 National Alma Harris

Alma Harris

Swansea University, United Kingdom
H-index 74 Citations 30,111 211
160 World 78 National Richard J. Shavelson

Richard J. Shavelson

Stanford University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 43,320 204
161 World 80 National Tyler J. VanderWeele

Tyler J. VanderWeele

Harvard University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 15,118 201
162 World 81 National Bennett A. Shaywitz

Bennett A. Shaywitz

Yale University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 15,513 62
163 World 27 National Harvey Goldstein

Harvey Goldstein

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 29,503 247
164 World 28 National Luciano Floridi

Luciano Floridi

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 23,918 319
165 World 82 National Kathleen M. Carley

Kathleen M. Carley

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 26,505 365
166 World 83 National Vimla L. Patel

Vimla L. Patel

New York Academy of Medicine, United States
H-index 73 Citations 14,755 210
167 World 29 National Peter J. Rogers

Peter J. Rogers

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
H-index 73 Citations 3,512 62
168 World 84 National Joe Zhu

Joe Zhu

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
H-index 73 Citations 31,123 181
169 World 85 National J. Scott Armstrong

J. Scott Armstrong

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 73 Citations 39,700 243
170 World 86 National Arun Agrawal

Arun Agrawal

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 73 Citations 37,253 166
171 World 87 National Kenneth Tobin

Kenneth Tobin

City University of New York, United States
H-index 73 Citations 18,079 232
172 World 7 National Geert Hofstede

Geert Hofstede

Maastricht University, Netherlands
H-index 73 Citations 248,050 114
173 World 14 National Richard Florida

Richard Florida

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 73 Citations 84,610 157
174 World 30 National Peter Burke

Peter Burke

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 72 Citations 42,222 225
175 World 2 National Wolfgang Glänzel

Wolfgang Glänzel

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 72 Citations 18,164 218
176 World 2 National Liyin Shen

Liyin Shen

Chongqing University, China
H-index 72 Citations 17,067 239
177 World 88 National Marcia G. Ory

Marcia G. Ory

Texas A&M University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 16,099 299
178 World 89 National Sarnoff A. Mednick

Sarnoff A. Mednick

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 72 Citations 8,632 77
179 World 91 National Edward O. Laumann

Edward O. Laumann

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 72 Citations 30,248 134
180 World 31 National Julian Savulescu

Julian Savulescu

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 72 Citations 14,167 407
181 World 90 National Sophia Vinogradov

Sophia Vinogradov

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 72 Citations 1,999 33
182 World 8 National Stef P. J. Kremers

Stef P. J. Kremers

Maastricht University, Netherlands
H-index 72 Citations 12,483 198
183 World 92 National Michael G. Vaughn

Michael G. Vaughn

Saint Louis University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 11,554 346
184 World 93 National James G. March

James G. March

Stanford University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 198,321 143
185 World 95 National Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

Harvard University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 17,411 110
186 World 34 National Ann Oakley

Ann Oakley

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 72 Citations 18,775 173
187 World 94 National Patrick T. Terenzini

Patrick T. Terenzini

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 42,201 136
188 World 96 National John W. Meyer

John W. Meyer

Stanford University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 85,416 142
189 World 15 National Jim Cummins

Jim Cummins

University of Toronto, Canada
H-index 72 Citations 62,879 182
190 World 32 National David Hulme

David Hulme

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
H-index 72 Citations 26,594 259
191 World 8 National Ortwin Renn

Ortwin Renn

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 72 Citations 33,969 299
192 World 33 National Gordon Walker

Gordon Walker

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
H-index 72 Citations 28,766 167
193 World 97 National Edward Maibach

Edward Maibach

George Mason University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 20,668 192
194 World 98 National John Roberts

John Roberts

Rice University, United States
H-index 71 Citations 49,297 197
195 World 99 National Kenneth A. Bollen

Kenneth A. Bollen

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 71 Citations 82,730 121
196 World 35 National Kenneth R Fox

Kenneth R Fox

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
H-index 71 Citations 13,391 136
197 World 100 National Michel Wedel

Michel Wedel

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 71 Citations 19,714 159
198 World 16 National Karl Marx

Karl Marx

University of Alberta, Canada
H-index 71 Citations 200,472 345
199 World 9 National Bryan S. Turner

Bryan S. Turner

Australian Catholic University, Australia
H-index 71 Citations 30,217 388
200 World 101 National Peter J. Richerson

Peter J. Richerson

University of California, Davis, United States
H-index 71 Citations 39,746 141

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