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
501 World 263 National David C. Berliner

David C. Berliner

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 32,317 148
502 World 87 National Michael Watts

Michael Watts

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 21,234 217
503 World 264 National Ruth Meinzen-Dick

Ruth Meinzen-Dick

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
D-index 62 Citations 15,892 192
504 World 84 National Catherine Campbell

Catherine Campbell

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 14,825 202
505 World 37 National Larry Dwyer

Larry Dwyer

University of Technology Sydney, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 16,772 264
506 World 88 National John H. Goldthorpe

John H. Goldthorpe

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 41,418 126
507 World 262 National Ronald R. Rindfuss

Ronald R. Rindfuss

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 62 Citations 15,300 156
508 World 40 National Allan Luke

Allan Luke

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 18,872 202
509 World 259 National Peter H. Rossi

Peter H. Rossi

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 62 Citations 28,818 129
510 World 17 National Tom A. B. Snijders

Tom A. B. Snijders

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 61 Citations 41,999 141
511 World 266 National Kevin G. Volpp

Kevin G. Volpp

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 61 Citations 10,954 206
512 World 18 National Lutz Bornmann

Lutz Bornmann

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 14,037 252
513 World 267 National David J. Chalmers

David J. Chalmers

New York University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 30,394 137
514 World 19 National Hans-Helmut König

Hans-Helmut König

Universität Hamburg, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 8,678 309
515 World 27 National Ross E. G. Upshur

Ross E. G. Upshur

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 14,322 272
516 World 89 National John Cleland

John Cleland

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 12,863 164
517 World 268 National Magdalena Cerdá

Magdalena Cerdá

New York University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 9,127 155
518 World 269 National David R. Holtgrave

David R. Holtgrave

State University of New York, United States
D-index 61 Citations 10,605 206
519 World 90 National Russell Jago

Russell Jago

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 10,701 188
520 World 41 National Brian Oldenburg

Brian Oldenburg

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 61 Citations 12,707 200
521 World 6 National Benedicto Crespo-Facorro

Benedicto Crespo-Facorro

University of Seville, Spain
D-index 61 Citations 286 18
522 World 91 National David Ogilvie

David Ogilvie

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 9,660 139
523 World 92 National Karl Claxton

Karl Claxton

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 38,943 149
524 World 271 National Thomas A. LaVeist

Thomas A. LaVeist

Tulane University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 16,441 143
525 World 270 National William C. McGaghie

William C. McGaghie

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 17,680 166
526 World 93 National Catherine Pope

Catherine Pope

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 43,904 146
527 World 95 National William M. Adams

William M. Adams

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 21,124 145
528 World 94 National Roger Watson

Roger Watson

University of Hull, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 9,532 294
529 World 42 National Tan Yigitcanlar

Tan Yigitcanlar

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 61 Citations 10,597 307
530 World 1 National Arild Angelsen

Arild Angelsen

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
D-index 61 Citations 27,457 151
531 World 274 National Matthew W. Kreuter

Matthew W. Kreuter

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 61 Citations 18,481 130
532 World 276 National Michael W. Apple

Michael W. Apple

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 61 Citations 43,942 294
533 World 275 National C. Hendricks Brown

C. Hendricks Brown

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 8,679 128
534 World 272 National James A. Mercy

James A. Mercy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
D-index 61 Citations 27,538 148
535 World 273 National Ilan H. Meyer

Ilan H. Meyer

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 61 Citations 31,427 106
536 World 97 National Michael .W. Calnan

Michael .W. Calnan

University of Kent, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 9,338 192
537 World 277 National Alexander W. Astin

Alexander W. Astin

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 61 Citations 35,410 178
538 World 20 National Rainer Sauerborn

Rainer Sauerborn

University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
D-index 61 Citations 11,329 181
539 World 28 National John C. Spence

John C. Spence

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 14,823 188
540 World 96 National Iram Siraj-Blatchford

Iram Siraj-Blatchford

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 14,123 205
541 World 281 National Arland Thornton

Arland Thornton

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 61 Citations 16,730 126
542 World 284 National Barbara A. Israel

Barbara A. Israel

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 61 Citations 26,107 106
543 World 285 National Robert Agnew

Robert Agnew

Emory University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 27,112 99
544 World 18 National Fred A. J. Korthagen

Fred A. J. Korthagen

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 61 Citations 22,501 143
545 World 101 National David Blane

David Blane

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 14,666 143
546 World 4 National Martin Lindström

Martin Lindström

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 61 Citations 11,036 171
547 World 31 National Philip C. Abrami

Philip C. Abrami

Concordia University, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 20,593 143
548 World 99 National Richard Butler

Richard Butler

University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 19,082 180
549 World 286 National Anthony Leiserowitz

Anthony Leiserowitz

Yale University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 19,905 161
550 World 279 National Jeffrey C. Alexander

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Yale University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 26,333 212
551 World 287 National Valerie E. Lee

Valerie E. Lee

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 61 Citations 22,993 81
552 World 100 National Jean-Marc Dewaele

Jean-Marc Dewaele

Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 13,356 216
553 World 278 National Charles T. Clotfelter

Charles T. Clotfelter

Duke University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 18,045 129
554 World 29 National Kwame McKenzie

Kwame McKenzie

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 10,971 206
555 World 7 National John Eyles

John Eyles

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
D-index 61 Citations 13,123 239
556 World 98 National Patrick Devine-Wright

Patrick Devine-Wright

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 61 Citations 16,029 130
557 World 280 National Scott J. South

Scott J. South

State University of New York, United States
D-index 61 Citations 14,003 104
558 World 43 National Graeme Hugo

Graeme Hugo

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 61 Citations 29,733 314
559 World 282 National Stephen E. Gilman

Stephen E. Gilman

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 61 Citations 10,886 125
560 World 30 National Edward M. Adlaf

Edward M. Adlaf

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 7,177 166
561 World 283 National Rom Harré

Rom Harré

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 47,110 184
562 World 288 National Donald Hedeker

Donald Hedeker

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 60 Citations 11,690 129
563 World 44 National Andre M. N. Renzaho

Andre M. N. Renzaho

Western Sydney University, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 42,450 278
564 World 4 National Kin Keung Lai

Kin Keung Lai

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 60 Citations 13,364 357
565 World 289 National Bengt B. Arnetz

Bengt B. Arnetz

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 10,941 161
566 World 291 National Michael E. Chernew

Michael E. Chernew

Harvard University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 12,947 224
567 World 290 National Arthur L. Caplan

Arthur L. Caplan

New York University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 10,771 375
568 World 102 National Lawrence J. Whalley

Lawrence J. Whalley

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 5,419 49
569 World 19 National Marc A. Koopmanschap

Marc A. Koopmanschap

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 60 Citations 11,862 120
570 World 103 National Paul Atkinson

Paul Atkinson

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 24,174 179
571 World 293 National Donna Spruijt-Metz

Donna Spruijt-Metz

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 60 Citations 9,111 113
572 World 5 National Juan Merlo

Juan Merlo

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 60 Citations 11,951 164
573 World 1 National María Elena Medina-Mora

María Elena Medina-Mora

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
D-index 60 Citations 18,385 147
574 World 292 National M. Douglas Anglin

M. Douglas Anglin

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 60 Citations 7,549 103
575 World 295 National Charles Perrings

Charles Perrings

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 29,303 188
576 World 294 National Elisabetta Visalberghi

Elisabetta Visalberghi

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, United States
D-index 60 Citations 8,450 86
577 World 104 National John Mingers

John Mingers

University of Kent, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 19,439 145
578 World 105 National Mark A Bellis

Mark A Bellis

Bangor University, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 12,434 183
579 World 298 National Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 60 Citations 9,382 156
580 World 297 National Antti Uutela

Antti Uutela

National Institutes of Health, United States
D-index 60 Citations 7,619 109
581 World 45 National Jack C. Richards

Jack C. Richards

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 65,998 139
582 World 107 National David Buckingham

David Buckingham

Loughborough University, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 22,393 163
583 World 106 National Christina R. Victor

Christina R. Victor

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 7,502 191
584 World 299 National Merrill Singer

Merrill Singer

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,173 224
585 World 296 National Jeffrey A. Alexander

Jeffrey A. Alexander

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 60 Citations 10,541 180
586 World 300 National Kathleen Mullan Harris

Kathleen Mullan Harris

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 60 Citations 19,856 126
587 World 113 National Corinna Hawkes

Corinna Hawkes

City, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 18,440 112
588 World 32 National Nady el-Guebaly

Nady el-Guebaly

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 60 Citations 5,237 92
589 World 306 National Suzanne M. Bianchi

Suzanne M. Bianchi

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 60 Citations 23,540 93
590 World 112 National Colin Mason

Colin Mason

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 15,292 198
591 World 305 National Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow

Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 60 Citations 6,553 64
592 World 304 National Paul T. Jaeger

Paul T. Jaeger

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,467 181
593 World 303 National Lauren B. Resnick

Lauren B. Resnick

University of Pittsburgh, United States
D-index 60 Citations 25,627 124
594 World 302 National David M. Irby

David M. Irby

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 60 Citations 15,419 141
595 World 301 National Daniel Stokols

Daniel Stokols

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 60 Citations 19,721 110
596 World 313 National Robert Kaestner

Robert Kaestner

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 60 Citations 8,312 166
597 World 312 National Diane M. Browder

Diane M. Browder

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
D-index 60 Citations 9,357 128
598 World 21 National René Kemp

René Kemp

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 60 Citations 23,063 153
599 World 46 National Michael Prosser

Michael Prosser

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 20,882 98
600 World 311 National Peggy C. Giordano

Peggy C. Giordano

Bowling Green State University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 14,530 98

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