25 October 2018
The Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CISC) in Spain, has been producing global rankings of universities since 2004. Their latest contribution is derived from the Google Scholar database, which is now larger than those maintained by Clarivate Analytics and Scopus, and uses the Google Scholar Citations public profiles to rank those researchers whose h-index is higher than 100.
The current edition uses data collected in the first week of this year and includes living and dead authors. The ranking is not fully comprehensive since many researchers have not submitted individual profiles.
The ranking includes many cultural and scientific icons of the past century: Sigmund Freud, ranked third, Albert Einstein 50th, Noam Chomsky 143rd, Max Weber 947th , Stephen Hawking 950th.
There is no count of universities or countries, but it appears that English speaking institutions are dominant. Harvard is represented here by 134 authors, Stanford by 75, Oxford by 40, Toronto by 24 and Melbourne by 15.
The top ten authors with affiliations and h-index are:
1= Solomon H Snyder, Johns Hopkins University, 279
1= Graham Colditz, Washington University in St Louis, 279
3. Sigmund Freud, University of Vienna, 273
4. Robert C Kessler, Harvard University, 266
5. JoAnn E Manson, Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard School of Public Health, 265
6. Shizuo Akira, Osaka university, 262
7. Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 261
8= Pierre Bordieu, Centre de Sociologie Européenne; Collège de France, 259
8= Eugene Braunwald, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 259
10. Michel Foucault, Collège de France, 256.