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Social Sciences

Social science is the branch of science devoted to the study of societies and the relationships among individuals within those societies. The term was formerly used to refer to the field of sociology, the original "science of society", established in the 19th century. In addition to sociology, it now encompasses a wide array of academic disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, economics, human geography, linguistics, management science, media studies, political science, psychology, and history. (For a more detailed list of sub-disciplines within the social sciences see: Outline of social science.)

Metrics Summary

Total Publications
Lifetime
11,039,752
Prior Five Years
2,777,929
Total Citations
Lifetime
153,563,022
Prior Five Years
15,458,775
Total Scholars
Lifetime
1,901,276
Prior Five Years
1,104,240

Institutional Rankings

Global (Worldwide)
Academic Institutions
Lifetime
Academic Institutions
Prior Five Years
Non-academic Institutions
Lifetime
#1
United States
#1
United Kingdom
#1
United States
#2
United States
#2
United States
#2
United States
#3
United Kingdom
#3
United States
#3
United States
#4
United States
#4
United States
#4
United Kingdom
#5
United States
#5
Netherlands
#5
United States
#6
United States
#6
United Kingdom
#6
United States
#7
United States
#7
United States
#7
United States
#8
United States
#8
United Kingdom
#8
Germany
#9
United Kingdom
#9
United States
#9
United States
#10
United States
#10
China
#10
Germany
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National Institutional Rankings

Publications and Citation History

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Scholars based on Disciplines

Publications based on Top 20 Specialties

Scholars based on Top 20 Specialties

Highly Ranked Scholars™

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