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
601 World 6 National Jeff Hearn

Jeff Hearn

Örebro University, Sweden
D-index 60 Citations 17,610 359
602 World 108 National Sara Arber

Sara Arber

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 12,204 140
603 World 33 National Ronald Labonté

Ronald Labonté

University of Ottawa, Canada
D-index 60 Citations 11,899 309
604 World 307 National Betty Pfefferbaum

Betty Pfefferbaum

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, United States
D-index 60 Citations 23,707 173
605 World 109 National Noel Castree

Noel Castree

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 16,349 186
606 World 110 National Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 11,652 139
607 World 308 National Thomas Bailey

Thomas Bailey

Columbia University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 19,583 168
608 World 20 National Jan Blommaert

Jan Blommaert

Tilburg University, Netherlands
D-index 60 Citations 34,229 210
609 World 111 National Craig Calhoun

Craig Calhoun

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 60 Citations 26,321 246
610 World 309 National D. Wayne Osgood

D. Wayne Osgood

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 19,317 107
611 World 310 National Marta Tienda

Marta Tienda

Princeton University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 15,835 176
612 World 314 National Ken R. Smith

Ken R. Smith

Huntsman Cancer Institute, United States
D-index 59 Citations 8,266 181
613 World 315 National William R. Leonard

William R. Leonard

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 10,178 186
614 World 114 National Sue Ziebland

Sue Ziebland

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 21,759 146
615 World 316 National Wayne S. DeSarbo

Wayne S. DeSarbo

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,783 159
616 World 318 National Colleen M. McBride

Colleen M. McBride

Emory University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 6,629 111
617 World 319 National Patricia S. O'Sullivan

Patricia S. O'Sullivan

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 59 Citations 8,347 244
618 World 321 National John P. Allegrante

John P. Allegrante

Columbia University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 7,978 147
619 World 320 National Hilary Putnam

Hilary Putnam

Harvard University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 28,840 183
620 World 317 National Julio Frenk

Julio Frenk

University of Miami, United States
D-index 59 Citations 25,005 190
621 World 322 National Ronald M. Andersen

Ronald M. Andersen

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 59 Citations 32,952 164
622 World 325 National Richard A. Berk

Richard A. Berk

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,982 173
623 World 323 National David E. Kanouse

David E. Kanouse

RAND Corporation, United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,306 136
624 World 324 National Michele R. Decker

Michele R. Decker

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 9,271 155
625 World 115 National Luc P. de Witte

Luc P. de Witte

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 6,914 145
626 World 326 National Edward A. Silver

Edward A. Silver

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 59 Citations 16,256 177
627 World 328 National Jersey Liang

Jersey Liang

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 59 Citations 6,664 102
628 World 327 National Richard M. Felder

Richard M. Felder

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 36,400 132
629 World 329 National William Rakowski

William Rakowski

Brown University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 6,702 89
630 World 116 National Geoff Der

Geoff Der

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 8,029 83
631 World 34 National Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 59 Citations 63,106 229
632 World 117 National Jim McCambridge

Jim McCambridge

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 6,428 171
633 World 5 National Phil A. Silva

Phil A. Silva

University of Otago, New Zealand
D-index 59 Citations 17,331 77
634 World 119 National Gerry Humphris

Gerry Humphris

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 5,244 76
635 World 5 National Basile Chaix

Basile Chaix

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 59 Citations 10,351 149
636 World 330 National William A. V. Clark

William A. V. Clark

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,780 190
637 World 118 National Kamaldeep Bhui

Kamaldeep Bhui

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 12,027 259
638 World 331 National Ray Jackendoff

Ray Jackendoff

Tufts University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 48,668 123
639 World 120 National David Bell

David Bell

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 20,405 163
640 World 121 National David Satterthwaite

David Satterthwaite

International Institute for Environment and Development, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 15,325 159
641 World 35 National Karen Mann

Karen Mann

Dalhousie University, Canada
D-index 59 Citations 14,006 119
642 World 334 National Dan Goldhaber

Dan Goldhaber

American Institutes for Research, United States
D-index 59 Citations 15,038 203
643 World 332 National Paul R. Abramson

Paul R. Abramson

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,121 145
644 World 333 National Gopal K. Singh

Gopal K. Singh

United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States
D-index 59 Citations 17,670 119
645 World 124 National Norbert Schmitt

Norbert Schmitt

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 25,636 79
646 World 336 National Christina Paxson

Christina Paxson

Princeton University, United States
D-index 59 Citations 21,638 92
647 World 8 National Christian M. Rogerson

Christian M. Rogerson

University of Johannesburg, South Africa
D-index 59 Citations 10,986 356
648 World 122 National Linda McDowell

Linda McDowell

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 12,580 132
649 World 125 National Keith Topping

Keith Topping

University of Dundee, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 13,944 193
650 World 337 National David T. Takeuchi

David T. Takeuchi

University of Washington, United States
D-index 59 Citations 13,006 114
651 World 335 National Brian J. L. Berry

Brian J. L. Berry

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
D-index 59 Citations 14,323 185
652 World 123 National Jane Lewis

Jane Lewis

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 59 Citations 28,946 161
653 World 2 National Svein Jentoft

Svein Jentoft

University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
D-index 59 Citations 13,939 138
654 World 22 National Sako Musterd

Sako Musterd

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 59 Citations 12,848 226
655 World 6 National Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 58 Citations 96,824 143
656 World 126 National Peter Wright

Peter Wright

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 12,454 240
657 World 338 National Paul E. Green

Paul E. Green

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 58 Citations 24,239 123
658 World 3 National Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

University of Bologna, Italy
D-index 58 Citations 17,173 181
659 World 47 National Geoffrey M. Evans

Geoffrey M. Evans

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
D-index 58 Citations 13,317 143
660 World 339 National Willard G. Manning

Willard G. Manning

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 58 Citations 24,397 123
661 World 127 National Christian Heath

Christian Heath

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 15,959 123
662 World 23 National Joop J. Hox

Joop J. Hox

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 58 Citations 34,700 98
663 World 340 National Nicole Lurie

Nicole Lurie

Harvard University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 15,768 184
664 World 3 National Ole Frithjof Norheim

Ole Frithjof Norheim

University of Bergen, Norway
D-index 58 Citations 36,998 224
665 World 128 National Joanna Coast

Joanna Coast

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 10,665 151
666 World 48 National Andrew Page

Andrew Page

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 58 Citations 18,447 184
667 World 129 National Richard J. Smith

Richard J. Smith

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 33,127 302
668 World 49 National David M Levinson

David M Levinson

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 58 Citations 11,425 334
669 World 341 National Beti Thompson

Beti Thompson

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States
D-index 58 Citations 7,823 189
670 World 342 National George Ritzer

George Ritzer

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 58 Citations 25,619 148
671 World 343 National John J. Norcini

John J. Norcini

Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,206 158
672 World 130 National Amanda Sacker

Amanda Sacker

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 8,552 136
673 World 344 National Marney A. White

Marney A. White

Yale University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 2,167 38
674 World 7 National Göran Tomson

Göran Tomson

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
D-index 58 Citations 7,940 182
675 World 131 National Charlie Foster

Charlie Foster

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 10,649 147
676 World 36 National Stevan Harnad

Stevan Harnad

University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
D-index 58 Citations 10,259 203
677 World 50 National Anthony Harris

Anthony Harris

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 58 Citations 3,202 102
678 World 345 National Jonathan M. Ellen

Jonathan M. Ellen

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 6,914 188
679 World 347 National Vincent Aleven

Vincent Aleven

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 9,813 166
680 World 132 National Michael Mendl

Michael Mendl

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 6,126 80
681 World 348 National John S. Lyons

John S. Lyons

University of Kentucky, United States
D-index 58 Citations 7,502 142
682 World 346 National Rob Kling

Rob Kling

Indiana University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 15,041 167
683 World 51 National Takemi Sugiyama

Takemi Sugiyama

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
D-index 58 Citations 8,964 160
684 World 37 National Emmanuel Stip

Emmanuel Stip

University of Montreal, Canada
D-index 58 Citations 884 42
685 World 4 National Marit Kirkevold

Marit Kirkevold

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 58 Citations 5,230 114
686 World 134 National Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 114,119 160
687 World 133 National Franco Benazzi

Franco Benazzi

National Health Service, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 326 9
688 World 135 National Jill Manthorpe

Jill Manthorpe

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 11,130 594
689 World 349 National Paul Benjamin Lowry

Paul Benjamin Lowry

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 58 Citations 12,531 196
690 World 350 National Kasisomayajula Viswanath

Kasisomayajula Viswanath

Harvard University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 23,177 207
691 World 7 National Enrique Regidor

Enrique Regidor

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
D-index 58 Citations 12,304 210
692 World 136 National Martin Meyer

Martin Meyer

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 13,395 132
693 World 354 National Jonathan P. Caulkins

Jonathan P. Caulkins

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 10,680 287
694 World 353 National Robert A. Hummer

Robert A. Hummer

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 58 Citations 13,007 141
695 World 355 National Susan M. Kegeles

Susan M. Kegeles

University of California, San Francisco, United States
D-index 58 Citations 11,563 94
696 World 9 National Lenore Manderson

Lenore Manderson

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
D-index 58 Citations 9,810 303
697 World 352 National Philip J. Leaf

Philip J. Leaf

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 19,279 91
698 World 356 National Alan S. Gerber

Alan S. Gerber

Yale University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 21,035 132
699 World 137 National Vikki Entwistle

Vikki Entwistle

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
D-index 58 Citations 14,815 148
700 World 351 National Jo C. Phelan

Jo C. Phelan

Columbia University, United States
D-index 58 Citations 27,828 70

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