382 researchers with an h-index of 100 or larger

Isidro F. Aguillo isidro.aguillo at CCHS.CSIC.ES
Mon Oct 27 09:50:22 EDT 2014

A frequent criticism to the citation analysis stemmed from its alleged 
inability to evaluate the results of social scientists in general and 
the books as objects of scholarly communication in particular.

For several years I have been working with Google Scholar, an 
alternative to the WoS and Scopus, and now I have evidence to show that 
the alleged bias of bibliometrics is probably the result of an 
incomplete and biased coverage of the sources used so far.

I just published a ranking of the all-time most cited scientists (of all 
time) according to their public profiles in Google Scholar Citations. A 
list of the 382 entries with an h-index of 100 or larger is here:


Although these profiles are built on a voluntary basis and it is far 
from complete, there are at least two very relevant patterns observed 
- A number of social scientists in positions of privilege. Some of the 
deceased ones show that the "impact" of their work endures in time far 
beyond 2 or 5 years.
- The books are achieving in many cases citations exceeding the several 
thousand, so claiming their value as a tool for scientific communication

A not so obvious corollary is the need of increasing the visibility of 
the output in Social Sciences and Humanities, profiting of the 
capabilities offered by the Open Access repositories and the social 
networks. Certainly not because of being under the new altmetrics 
indicators but to increase the number of citations and to reduce the 
time delay in the recognition of the contributions.


Isidro F. Aguillo, HonDr.
The Cybermetrics Lab, IPP-CSIC
Grupo Scimago
Madrid. SPAIN

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