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
401 World 202 National Thomas D. Cook

Thomas D. Cook

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 64 Citations 36,480 166
402 World 4 National Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze

Paris 8 University, France
D-index 64 Citations 108,497 120
403 World 203 National Mick P. Couper

Mick P. Couper

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 64 Citations 19,970 150
404 World 204 National C. Sue Carter

C. Sue Carter

Indiana University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 5,266 26
405 World 205 National Dean T. Jamison

Dean T. Jamison

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 64 Citations 25,232 188
406 World 13 National Monika Bullinger

Monika Bullinger

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 31,861 110
407 World 3 National Mei-Po Kwan

Mei-Po Kwan

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 64 Citations 17,927 235
408 World 206 National Michael Gurven

Michael Gurven

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 64 Citations 19,069 176
409 World 24 National Clyde Hertzman

Clyde Hertzman

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 64 Citations 13,847 165
410 World 23 National Vincent Larivière

Vincent Larivière

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 64 Citations 18,949 222
411 World 207 National Daniel F. McCaffrey

Daniel F. McCaffrey

Educational Testing Service, United States
D-index 64 Citations 17,616 166
412 World 211 National Stéphane Hallegatte

Stéphane Hallegatte

World Bank, United States
D-index 64 Citations 18,633 206
413 World 209 National Anselm L. Strauss

Anselm L. Strauss

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 64 Citations 460,460 120
414 World 208 National Marco A. Janssen

Marco A. Janssen

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 24,918 210
415 World 73 National Mandy Ryan

Mandy Ryan

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 14,604 141
416 World 210 National Margaret Haney

Margaret Haney

Columbia University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 582 9
417 World 14 National Reinhard Busse

Reinhard Busse

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
D-index 64 Citations 26,218 287
418 World 212 National Bonita Stanton

Bonita Stanton

Seton Hall University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 8,741 198
419 World 213 National Spero M. Manson

Spero M. Manson

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
D-index 64 Citations 9,578 185
420 World 75 National John Law

John Law

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 36,058 137
421 World 28 National Jenny Ziviani

Jenny Ziviani

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 5,522 138
422 World 3 National Per-Olof Östergren

Per-Olof Östergren

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 64 Citations 10,406 168
423 World 214 National J. Bruce Tomblin

J. Bruce Tomblin

University of Iowa, United States
D-index 64 Citations 15,001 66
424 World 74 National Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 14,477 286
425 World 76 National Mel Bartley

Mel Bartley

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 14,491 131
426 World 215 National Rebecca M. Puhl

Rebecca M. Puhl

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 64 Citations 17,400 119
427 World 216 National Shervin Assari

Shervin Assari

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, United States
D-index 64 Citations 10,052 347
428 World 217 National Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren

Chapman University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 42,735 289
429 World 218 National Michael T. Hannan

Michael T. Hannan

Stanford University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 56,784 126
430 World 29 National Tim Slade

Tim Slade

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 7,064 99
431 World 230 National Chris Argyris

Chris Argyris

Harvard University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 56,949 116
432 World 31 National Cynthia Hardy

Cynthia Hardy

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 36,255 134
433 World 229 National Terence P. Thornberry

Terence P. Thornberry

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 64 Citations 19,359 120
434 World 227 National Rodney Stark

Rodney Stark

Baylor University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 38,311 147
435 World 77 National Richard G. Wilkinson

Richard G. Wilkinson

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 37,669 125
436 World 231 National Marshall Scott Poole

Marshall Scott Poole

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 64 Citations 31,609 162
437 World 228 National Noreen Goldman

Noreen Goldman

Princeton University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 12,122 172
438 World 223 National William James

William James

Harvard University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 18,839 154
439 World 30 National John C. Caldwell

John C. Caldwell

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 64 Citations 18,828 186
440 World 224 National Jerry J. Vaske

Jerry J. Vaske

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 15,160 185
441 World 225 National Gary Gereffi

Gary Gereffi

Duke University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 45,033 184
442 World 226 National Norman G. Lederman

Norman G. Lederman

Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 64 Citations 30,348 160
443 World 219 National Abraham Wandersman

Abraham Wandersman

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 64 Citations 23,809 131
444 World 220 National Steven F. Messner

Steven F. Messner

State University of New York, United States
D-index 64 Citations 16,376 172
445 World 221 National Susan M. Gass

Susan M. Gass

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 39,293 138
446 World 222 National Yu Xie

Yu Xie

Princeton University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 18,837 175
447 World 232 National Edmund Husserl

Edmund Husserl

Loyola University Chicago, United States
D-index 63 Citations 22,526 171
448 World 32 National Jian Zuo

Jian Zuo

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 63 Citations 9,843 294
449 World 233 National J. Dennis Fortenberry

J. Dennis Fortenberry

Indiana University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 9,151 189
450 World 235 National Carlo Carraro

Carlo Carraro

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 63 Citations 14,384 252
451 World 238 National Gary Marks

Gary Marks

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
D-index 63 Citations 14,106 85
452 World 237 National Margaret E. Kruk

Margaret E. Kruk

Harvard University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 14,212 166
453 World 234 National Duncan Thomas

Duncan Thomas

Duke University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 24,404 152
454 World 236 National Jeffrey W. Swanson

Jeffrey W. Swanson

Duke University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 10,747 153
455 World 4 National Reiner Rugulies

Reiner Rugulies

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
D-index 63 Citations 8,857 169
456 World 239 National M. Maria Glymour

M. Maria Glymour

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 63 Citations 10,816 247
457 World 15 National Hans-Peter Blossfeld

Hans-Peter Blossfeld

University of Bamberg, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 24,027 205
458 World 78 National Nikolas Rose

Nikolas Rose

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 63 Citations 79,795 130
459 World 26 National Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 63 Citations 19,336 166
460 World 243 National Douglas Biber

Douglas Biber

Northern Arizona University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 65,073 155
461 World 240 National Howard S. Becker

Howard S. Becker

University of Washington, United States
D-index 63 Citations 33,498 144
462 World 241 National George Lakoff

George Lakoff

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 63 Citations 190,646 101
463 World 242 National Kenneth C. Land

Kenneth C. Land

Duke University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 22,624 213
464 World 25 National Joan L. Bottorff

Joan L. Bottorff

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 63 Citations 10,580 217
465 World 79 National Kaye Wellings

Kaye Wellings

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 63 Citations 14,957 196
466 World 245 National Felton Earls

Felton Earls

Harvard University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 26,006 90
467 World 244 National John D. Sterman

John D. Sterman

MIT, United States
D-index 63 Citations 41,396 124
468 World 247 National Paula England

Paula England

New York University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 23,919 145
469 World 80 National Harriet Bulkeley

Harriet Bulkeley

Durham University, United Kingdom
D-index 63 Citations 24,008 134
470 World 5 National Martin Valcke

Martin Valcke

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 63 Citations 17,701 304
471 World 248 National Philip J. Cook

Philip J. Cook

Duke University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 17,589 184
472 World 249 National Sasha A. Barab

Sasha A. Barab

Indiana University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 20,011 101
473 World 16 National Frank Fischer

Frank Fischer

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 28,790 252
474 World 250 National Gary Alan Fine

Gary Alan Fine

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 19,729 292
475 World 246 National Hubert L. Dreyfus

Hubert L. Dreyfus

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 63 Citations 32,205 137
476 World 252 National Christopher B. Forrest

Christopher B. Forrest

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
D-index 62 Citations 9,267 143
477 World 17 National Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor W. Adorno

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
D-index 62 Citations 55,395 193
478 World 251 National David Thissen

David Thissen

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 62 Citations 10,600 76
479 World 6 National Kathleen Kahn

Kathleen Kahn

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
D-index 62 Citations 11,793 308
480 World 81 National Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall

The Open University, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 49,624 129
481 World 253 National Robert J. Blendon

Robert J. Blendon

Harvard University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,562 247
482 World 82 National Bent Flyvbjerg

Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 53,188 198
483 World 254 National Stefan Baral

Stefan Baral

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 18,987 295
484 World 33 National Sharon Friel

Sharon Friel

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 21,883 230
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
486 World 83 National Candace Currie

Candace Currie

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 20,014 143
487 World 34 National Axel Bruns

Axel Bruns

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 22,346 212
488 World 256 National Rob Stephenson

Rob Stephenson

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 62 Citations 11,123 285
489 World 36 National John Daly

John Daly

University of Technology Sydney, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 12,409 170
490 World 35 National Peter Aggleton

Peter Aggleton

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 13,381 294
491 World 255 National Charles Clifton

Charles Clifton

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,193 116
492 World 85 National Eero Vaara

Eero Vaara

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 17,903 153
493 World 265 National Mabel L. Rice

Mabel L. Rice

University of Kansas, United States
D-index 62 Citations 13,872 87
494 World 257 National Yvonna S. Lincoln

Yvonna S. Lincoln

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 304,157 147
495 World 258 National Neil Smith

Neil Smith

City University of New York, United States
D-index 62 Citations 27,709 161
496 World 86 National Marc Suhrcke

Marc Suhrcke

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 15,996 172
497 World 38 National Paul Ward

Paul Ward

Flinders University, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 11,156 282
498 World 260 National Ian Hodder

Ian Hodder

Stanford University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 25,759 147
499 World 261 National Donald Davidson

Donald Davidson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 62 Citations 22,855 102
500 World 39 National Rob Raven

Rob Raven

Monash University, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 16,237 144

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