The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Animal Science and Veterinary is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Animal Science and Veterinary research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary, more than 40040 scientists were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be considered is placed at 20 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary. The approval requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification methods
Since our leading mission is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are included in our ranking we are aware that numbers are never meant to be a full tool to assess the work of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate researchers, companies and politicians worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Animal Science and Veterinary
With 133 scholars Canada ranks in spot 3 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Canada is University of Guelph with 38 scholars affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Animal Science and Veterinary ranking. It is followed by Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada with 22 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of British Columbia with 11 scholars.
Prominent scholars present in Canada are associated with Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada, University of Calgary, University of Montreal, Université Laval, University of Prince Edward Island, University of Guelph, University of British Columbia, Public Health Agency of Canada, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge.
Professor Tim A. McAllister from Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada is featured as the best scholar in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 101. Ranking on the second place in Canada is Karen A. Beauchemin from Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada with a D-index of 100. The third place in Canada is taken by Daniel M. Weary from University of British Columbia with a D-index of 98.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 80 in comparison to an average of 38 for all 133 scientists featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the area of Animal Science and Veterinary for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 556 against an average of 146 for all 133 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 26519 against an average of 6684 for all 133 scientists.