Best Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists

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
301 World 148 National Meredith Minkler

Meredith Minkler

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 67 Citations 23,118 145
302 World 146 National Samuel H. Preston

Samuel H. Preston

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 67 Citations 21,279 192
303 World 151 National William B. Hansen

William B. Hansen

Wake Forest University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 14,639 98
304 World 57 National Melissa Leach

Melissa Leach

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 21,292 182
305 World 152 National Joseph A. Catania

Joseph A. Catania

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 17,927 127
306 World 154 National Christina W. Hoven

Christina W. Hoven

Columbia University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 9,241 93
307 World 161 National Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein

Yale University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 26,606 277
308 World 59 National Brian Wynne

Brian Wynne

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 26,763 151
309 World 153 National Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson

Duke University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 75,269 227
310 World 1 National Michalinos Zembylas

Michalinos Zembylas

Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
D-index 67 Citations 16,952 312
311 World 155 National Wayne K. Hoy

Wayne K. Hoy

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 43,740 126
312 World 156 National Raymond Paternoster

Raymond Paternoster

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 67 Citations 22,879 134
313 World 13 National René Veenstra

René Veenstra

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 67 Citations 10,742 149
314 World 157 National John D. Bransford

John D. Bransford

University of Washington, United States
D-index 67 Citations 51,088 112
315 World 20 National Stephen Richard Billett

Stephen Richard Billett

Griffith University, Australia
D-index 67 Citations 19,573 320
316 World 58 National Andrew C. Sparkes

Andrew C. Sparkes

Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 18,165 167
317 World 158 National Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Boston College, United States
D-index 67 Citations 41,201 169
318 World 3 National Janet Holmes

Janet Holmes

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
D-index 67 Citations 22,278 182
319 World 159 National Michelle Fine

Michelle Fine

City University of New York, United States
D-index 67 Citations 24,320 167
320 World 60 National Stephen Gorard

Stephen Gorard

Durham University, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 14,402 289
321 World 160 National Scott H. Decker

Scott H. Decker

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 16,101 202
322 World 61 National Russell King

Russell King

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 67 Citations 17,128 236
323 World 162 National Joseph F. Hair

Joseph F. Hair

University of South Alabama, United States
D-index 66 Citations 87,549 153
324 World 163 National Hillard Kaplan

Hillard Kaplan

Chapman University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 22,247 156
325 World 20 National David Nicholas

David Nicholas

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 66 Citations 11,325 330
326 World 11 National R. Harald Baayen

R. Harald Baayen

University of Tübingen, Germany
D-index 66 Citations 15,689 141
327 World 2 National Jakob B. Bjorner

Jakob B. Bjorner

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
D-index 66 Citations 14,830 99
328 World 165 National Jay G. Silverman

Jay G. Silverman

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 13,227 220
329 World 164 National Judith Butler

Judith Butler

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 66 Citations 190,646 157
330 World 166 National Reginald G. Golledge

Reginald G. Golledge

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 66 Citations 8,897 114
331 World 168 National Michael T. French

Michael T. French

University of Miami, United States
D-index 66 Citations 10,036 174
332 World 169 National Walter Kintsch

Walter Kintsch

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 66 Citations 26,098 60
333 World 167 National Benjamin F. Hobbs

Benjamin F. Hobbs

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 13,888 220
334 World 170 National Judith H. Hibbard

Judith H. Hibbard

University of Oregon, United States
D-index 66 Citations 18,142 124
335 World 62 National David Banister

David Banister

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 21,336 236
336 World 171 National Jeanne Miranda

Jeanne Miranda

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 66 Citations 11,542 128
337 World 172 National Glorian Sorensen

Glorian Sorensen

Harvard University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 12,257 197
338 World 4 National Linda Richter

Linda Richter

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
D-index 66 Citations 21,697 240
339 World 175 National Deborah A. Cohen

Deborah A. Cohen

RAND Corporation, United States
D-index 66 Citations 15,199 162
340 World 174 National John W. Payne

John W. Payne

Duke University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 37,003 96
341 World 173 National Jon Elster

Jon Elster

Columbia University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 51,113 159
342 World 21 National Susan Kippax

Susan Kippax

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 12,198 208
343 World 177 National Peter S. Jensen

Peter S. Jensen

REACH Institute, United States
D-index 66 Citations 10,323 62
344 World 178 National Geoffrey C. Williams

Geoffrey C. Williams

University of Rochester, United States
D-index 66 Citations 22,831 147
345 World 64 National Ruth Mace

Ruth Mace

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 12,327 166
346 World 4 National Sven Wunder

Sven Wunder

European Forest Institute, Finland
D-index 66 Citations 26,782 175
347 World 14 National Karien Stronks

Karien Stronks

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 66 Citations 23,376 337
348 World 12 National Harald Clahsen

Harald Clahsen

University of Potsdam, Germany
D-index 66 Citations 17,740 150
349 World 63 National Tim Ingold

Tim Ingold

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 49,121 210
350 World 176 National Herbert H. Clark

Herbert H. Clark

Stanford University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 37,893 81
351 World 182 National Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 20,626 204
352 World 3 National Bengt-Åke Lundvall

Bengt-Åke Lundvall

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 66 Citations 51,311 199
353 World 183 National John R. Searle

John R. Searle

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 66 Citations 105,700 156
354 World 181 National Dhavan V. Shah

Dhavan V. Shah

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 66 Citations 18,555 141
355 World 3 National Lawrence Haddad

Lawrence Haddad

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Switzerland
D-index 66 Citations 30,195 200
356 World 5 National Unai Pascual

Unai Pascual

Ikerbasque, Spain
D-index 66 Citations 22,019 152
357 World 66 National Richard Heeks

Richard Heeks

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 21,716 238
358 World 179 National George Galster

George Galster

Wayne State University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 17,143 207
359 World 22 National Raewyn Connell

Raewyn Connell

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 53,376 184
360 World 67 National Pam Sammons

Pam Sammons

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 22,479 318
361 World 65 National Tim Schwanen

Tim Schwanen

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 14,037 171
362 World 180 National Jonathan Potter

Jonathan Potter

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 66 Citations 46,792 127
363 World 184 National Suresh P. Sethi

Suresh P. Sethi

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 65 Citations 16,842 278
364 World 5 National David Sanders

David Sanders

University of the Western Cape, South Africa
D-index 65 Citations 17,729 315
365 World 5 National Karri Silventoinen

Karri Silventoinen

University of Helsinki, Finland
D-index 65 Citations 13,628 192
366 World 24 National David R. Lubans

David R. Lubans

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 12,386 175
367 World 23 National John Sutton

John Sutton

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 22,347 167
368 World 185 National Lisa L. Barnes

Lisa L. Barnes

Rush University Medical Center, United States
D-index 65 Citations 4,183 68
369 World 1 National Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Reykjavík University, Iceland
D-index 65 Citations 78,842 141
370 World 186 National William R. Shadish

William R. Shadish

University of California, Merced, United States
D-index 65 Citations 33,451 105
371 World 187 National Richard J. Murnane

Richard J. Murnane

Harvard University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 37,308 166
372 World 25 National Michael Rosemann

Michael Rosemann

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 17,993 288
373 World 189 National Roy D. Pea

Roy D. Pea

Stanford University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 24,824 134
374 World 68 National Tim Rhodes

Tim Rhodes

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 14,100 214
375 World 188 National Elizabeth A. Stuart

Elizabeth A. Stuart

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 16,426 177
376 World 190 National Michael Grossman

Michael Grossman

The Graduate Center, CUNY, United States
D-index 65 Citations 34,401 162
377 World 2 National Avi Sadeh

Avi Sadeh

Tel Aviv University, Israel
D-index 65 Citations 4,214 31
378 World 191 National Joseph G. Grzywacz

Joseph G. Grzywacz

Florida State University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 19,772 165
379 World 69 National Graham Hart

Graham Hart

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 10,939 149
380 World 1 National Rob Kitchin

Rob Kitchin

National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
D-index 65 Citations 27,384 235
381 World 21 National Lise Gauvin

Lise Gauvin

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 65 Citations 9,666 158
382 World 193 National Alessandro Acquisti

Alessandro Acquisti

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 29,219 152
383 World 2 National Marco Sarchiapone

Marco Sarchiapone

University of Molise, Italy
D-index 65 Citations 5,886 78
384 World 194 National Nancy J. Minshew

Nancy J. Minshew

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 65 Citations 2,248 14
385 World 195 National James S. Coleman

James S. Coleman

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 65 Citations 147,141 186
386 World 70 National Rob Gray

Rob Gray

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 32,129 171
387 World 192 National Thomas Hess

Thomas Hess

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 14,008 263
388 World 22 National Douglas Walton

Douglas Walton

University of Windsor, Canada
D-index 65 Citations 21,449 351
389 World 4 National Rob McGee

Rob McGee

University of Otago, New Zealand
D-index 65 Citations 11,967 132
390 World 196 National Susanna Loeb

Susanna Loeb

Brown University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 31,020 221
391 World 26 National Simon Chapman

Simon Chapman

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 12,779 377
392 World 198 National Robert C. Liden

Robert C. Liden

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
D-index 65 Citations 55,597 96
393 World 71 National Chris Bonell

Chris Bonell

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 19,582 197
394 World 72 National Martyn Hammersley

Martyn Hammersley

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 61,612 235
395 World 197 National Anthony Bebbington

Anthony Bebbington

Clark University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 20,101 213
396 World 15 National Joyeeta Gupta

Joyeeta Gupta

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 65 Citations 15,885 402
397 World 199 National John T. Guthrie

John T. Guthrie

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 65 Citations 26,085 128
398 World 200 National James P. Spillane

James P. Spillane

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 26,854 135
399 World 27 National David Kember

David Kember

University of Tasmania, Australia
D-index 65 Citations 19,916 157
400 World 201 National Gerard F. Anderson

Gerard F. Anderson

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 21,281 212

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