Best Social Sciences and Humanities Universities in Israel 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities was created using data consolidated from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Social Sciences and Humanities research
Our best universities ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading researchers from the field of Social Sciences and Humanities , established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 15317 scholars were analysed.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Social Sciences and Humanities
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification methods
Since our leading mission is to ensure that only actual scientists are mentioned in our ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the contributions of scientists. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our mission is to inspire scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Social Sciences and Humanities
With 7 institutions Israel ranks in spot 20 in the world.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Israel is Tel Aviv University with 14 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Social Sciences and Humanities ranking. It is followed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem with 11 scholars and University of Haifa with 8 researchers.

The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities in Israel are associated with University of Haifa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bar-Ilan University. Tel Aviv University is featured as the best university in the Israel in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 608. Ranking on the second place is Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a total D-index of 412. The third position is occupied by University of Haifa with a total D-index of 313.

The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 235 in comparison to an average of 235 for all 7 institutions included in ranking.

The average number of published articles within the area of Social Sciences and Humanities by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 804 in comparison to an average of 804 for all 7 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 3% universities is 60386 against an average of 60386 for all 7 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ 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.
104 World 1 National Scholars 14 2,197 Σ D-index 608
147 World 2 National Scholars 11 1,347 Σ D-index 412
190 World 3 National Scholars 8 1,129 Σ D-index 313
282 World 4 National Scholars 4 449 Σ D-index 169
495 World 5 National Scholars 2 272 Σ D-index 60
531 World 6 National Scholars 1 137 Σ D-index 47
611 World 7 National Scholars 1 99 Σ D-index 38

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