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
801 World 406 National Jaakko Hintikka

Jaakko Hintikka

Boston University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 13,262 312
802 World 7 National Lianne J. Woodward

Lianne J. Woodward

University of Canterbury, New Zealand
D-index 56 Citations 6,344 51
803 World 408 National Silvia S. Martins

Silvia S. Martins

Columbia University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 6,567 145
804 World 407 National Robert J. Mislevy

Robert J. Mislevy

Princeton University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 13,870 134
805 World 157 National David McDaid

David McDaid

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 8,491 241
806 World 4 National Francesco C. Billari

Francesco C. Billari

Bocconi University, Italy
D-index 56 Citations 14,115 148
807 World 9 National Lisa Ekselius

Lisa Ekselius

Uppsala University, Sweden
D-index 56 Citations 4,794 82
808 World 7 National Juho Hamari

Juho Hamari

Tampere University, Finland
D-index 56 Citations 27,153 115
809 World 22 National Gert G. Wagner

Gert G. Wagner

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 22,245 267
810 World 409 National Charles F. Westoff

Charles F. Westoff

Princeton University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 8,512 160
811 World 59 National Helen Herrman

Helen Herrman

University of Melbourne, Australia
D-index 56 Citations 12,801 135
812 World 32 National Cees Leeuwis

Cees Leeuwis

Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 14,460 181
813 World 411 National Paul M. Roman

Paul M. Roman

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 56 Citations 8,011 143
814 World 412 National Kurt M. Ribisl

Kurt M. Ribisl

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 56 Citations 9,757 171
815 World 413 National Elliott Sober

Elliott Sober

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 56 Citations 21,374 159
816 World 47 National Paula Goering

Paula Goering

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
D-index 56 Citations 7,515 126
817 World 414 National David K. Guilkey

David K. Guilkey

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 56 Citations 9,490 124
818 World 158 National Catherine Goodman

Catherine Goodman

University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 9,052 156
819 World 31 National Rob Baltussen

Rob Baltussen

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 8,849 112
820 World 410 National Carol S. Fullerton

Carol S. Fullerton

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States
D-index 56 Citations 6,556 130
821 World 415 National John Knodel

John Knodel

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,372 199
822 World 420 National Nancy D. Brener

Nancy D. Brener

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
D-index 56 Citations 20,871 112
823 World 60 National John Stirling Humphreys

John Stirling Humphreys

Monash University, Australia
D-index 56 Citations 8,462 172
824 World 159 National Hugh Gravelle

Hugh Gravelle

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 10,059 156
825 World 421 National Mary Ann Pentz

Mary Ann Pentz

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,912 118
826 World 416 National Mohammad Siahpush

Mohammad Siahpush

University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States
D-index 56 Citations 12,223 146
827 World 48 National Cheryl Missiuna

Cheryl Missiuna

McMaster University, Canada
D-index 56 Citations 3,994 60
828 World 419 National Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser

New School, United States
D-index 56 Citations 34,138 98
829 World 418 National Sandra A. Thompson

Sandra A. Thompson

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
D-index 56 Citations 23,716 113
830 World 33 National Arie Rip

Arie Rip

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 13,849 226
831 World 417 National Paul Dimaggio

Paul Dimaggio

New York University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 118,696 128
832 World 425 National Laura W. Perna

Laura W. Perna

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 56 Citations 13,955 133
833 World 10 National Leslie Swartz

Leslie Swartz

Stellenbosch University, South Africa
D-index 56 Citations 10,494 294
834 World 426 National Howard Schuman

Howard Schuman

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 56 Citations 16,573 107
835 World 427 National John Cawley

John Cawley

Cornell University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 15,105 141
836 World 432 National Duane F. Alwin

Duane F. Alwin

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 13,464 88
837 World 62 National Alastair Pennycook

Alastair Pennycook

University of Technology Sydney, Australia
D-index 56 Citations 29,511 125
838 World 433 National Herbert C. Kelman

Herbert C. Kelman

Harvard University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 15,293 129
839 World 428 National Darrell J. Steffensmeier

Darrell J. Steffensmeier

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 13,727 96
840 World 424 National Charles A. MacArthur

Charles A. MacArthur

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 56 Citations 10,902 96
841 World 429 National Robert Wuthnow

Robert Wuthnow

Princeton University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 25,211 143
842 World 431 National Jaber F. Gubrium

Jaber F. Gubrium

University of Missouri, United States
D-index 56 Citations 30,115 121
843 World 6 National Ben Derudder

Ben Derudder

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 56 Citations 11,669 256
844 World 34 National Theo Wubbels

Theo Wubbels

Utrecht University, Netherlands
D-index 56 Citations 14,553 136
845 World 423 National William L. Benoit

William L. Benoit

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
D-index 56 Citations 15,167 190
846 World 422 National Joyce L. Epstein

Joyce L. Epstein

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 25,297 108
847 World 161 National Gavin Hilson

Gavin Hilson

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 10,584 127
848 World 430 National Richard Swedberg

Richard Swedberg

Cornell University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 20,909 183
849 World 61 National Yin Paradies

Yin Paradies

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 56 Citations 11,690 199
850 World 160 National Kelvyn Jones

Kelvyn Jones

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 11,796 167
851 World 434 National George A. Miller

George A. Miller

Princeton University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 56,377 65
852 World 435 National Patrick Suppes

Patrick Suppes

Stanford University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 13,743 240
853 World 5 National Rosario N. Mantegna

Rosario N. Mantegna

University of Palermo, Italy
D-index 55 Citations 18,513 133
854 World 437 National David U. Himmelstein

David U. Himmelstein

City University of New York, United States
D-index 55 Citations 13,309 226
855 World 436 National Ravi Dhar

Ravi Dhar

Yale University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 19,554 100
856 World 1 National Mihajlo Jakovljevic

Mihajlo Jakovljevic

Hosei University, Japan
D-index 55 Citations 58,846 197
857 World 8 National Paul Ricoeur

Paul Ricoeur

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 55 Citations 33,690 148
858 World 49 National Wade D. Cook

Wade D. Cook

York University, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 14,597 147
859 World 439 National Hermine H. Maes

Hermine H. Maes

Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 7,769 82
860 World 438 National Steffie Woolhandler

Steffie Woolhandler

City University of New York, United States
D-index 55 Citations 13,127 214
861 World 9 National Jean-Marie Robine

Jean-Marie Robine

Inserm : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France
D-index 55 Citations 10,966 168
862 World 440 National Carlos F. Mendes de Leon

Carlos F. Mendes de Leon

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 55 Citations 8,137 74
863 World 64 National Elizabeth Manias

Elizabeth Manias

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 55 Citations 6,830 210
864 World 1 National Reza Majdzadeh

Reza Majdzadeh

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
D-index 55 Citations 39,689 253
865 World 63 National Mark Daniel

Mark Daniel

University of Canberra, Australia
D-index 55 Citations 7,873 213
866 World 162 National Jim McKenna

Jim McKenna

Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 6,362 162
867 World 23 National Norbert Elias

Norbert Elias

Bielefeld University, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 24,940 90
868 World 443 National Vegard Skirbekk

Vegard Skirbekk

Columbia University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 40,920 147
869 World 441 National Kosha Ruparel

Kosha Ruparel

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 55 Citations 598 10
870 World 442 National Scott H. Kollins

Scott H. Kollins

Duke University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 969 24
871 World 444 National Brenda M. Booth

Brenda M. Booth

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States
D-index 55 Citations 5,480 146
872 World 10 National Beatrice Crona

Beatrice Crona

Stockholm University, Sweden
D-index 55 Citations 14,903 123
873 World 163 National Charlotte Hanlon

Charlotte Hanlon

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 6,546 190
874 World 449 National Emilio Ferrara

Emilio Ferrara

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 55 Citations 13,235 131
875 World 11 National Catherine Mathews

Catherine Mathews

South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
D-index 55 Citations 6,545 190
876 World 447 National Hortensia Amaro

Hortensia Amaro

Florida International University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 12,034 93
877 World 164 National Rona Campbell

Rona Campbell

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 12,455 144
878 World 445 National Liselotte N. Dyrbye

Liselotte N. Dyrbye

Mayo Clinic, United States
D-index 55 Citations 9,892 76
879 World 446 National Michelle van Ryn

Michelle van Ryn

Oregon Health & Science University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 12,219 99
880 World 450 National Lyn Frazier

Lyn Frazier

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
D-index 55 Citations 14,446 99
881 World 448 National Maria E. Fernandez

Maria E. Fernandez

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States
D-index 55 Citations 11,723 139
882 World 35 National Ton de Jong

Ton de Jong

University of Twente, Netherlands
D-index 55 Citations 12,173 153
883 World 165 National Jennifer Beecham

Jennifer Beecham

University of Kent, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 7,974 192
884 World 166 National Laurence Moore

Laurence Moore

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 10,915 153
885 World 167 National Neil Mercer

Neil Mercer

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 20,020 118
886 World 451 National Norman Daniels

Norman Daniels

Harvard University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 21,217 164
887 World 65 National John A. Mathews

John A. Mathews

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 55 Citations 15,573 140
888 World 50 National Laurette Dubé

Laurette Dubé

McGill University, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 11,491 148
889 World 452 National David G. Victor

David G. Victor

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 55 Citations 16,437 204
890 World 454 National Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Deborah Loewenberg Ball

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 55 Citations 46,677 97
891 World 453 National William R. Penuel

William R. Penuel

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 55 Citations 14,962 173
892 World 1 National Obinna Onwujekwe

Obinna Onwujekwe

University of Nigeria, Nigeria
D-index 55 Citations 12,738 231
893 World 2 National Ella Arensman

Ella Arensman

University College Cork, Ireland
D-index 55 Citations 7,517 126
894 World 8 National Joseph M. Boden

Joseph M. Boden

University of Otago, New Zealand
D-index 55 Citations 8,462 101
895 World 10 National Isabelle Niedhammer

Isabelle Niedhammer

Inserm : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France
D-index 55 Citations 9,576 74
896 World 458 National Joseph S. Renzulli

Joseph S. Renzulli

University of Connecticut, United States
D-index 55 Citations 14,376 176
897 World 51 National Geoffrey Wall

Geoffrey Wall

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 11,857 228
898 World 66 National Don Nutbeam

Don Nutbeam

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 55 Citations 21,630 164
899 World 457 National Nicole B. Ellison

Nicole B. Ellison

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 55 Citations 64,775 89
900 World 455 National Stephen Krashen

Stephen Krashen

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 55 Citations 48,963 134

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