The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Animal Science and Veterinary is based on data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Animal Science and Veterinary research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible lineup of leading researchers from the area of Animal Science and Veterinary, created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary, more than 40040 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is placed at 20 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Animal Science and Veterinary. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our leading goal is to make sure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the output of scholars. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover 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 157 scientists United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in United Kingdom is Scotland's Rural College with 15 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Animal Science and Veterinary ranking. It is followed by Zoological Society of London with 15 scholars. Ranking thirds is Queen's University Belfast with 12 scholars.
Prominent scholars featured in United Kingdom are affiliated with Zoological Society of London, Queen's University Belfast, University of Salford, Royal Veterinary College, Scotland's Rural College, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University, University of Birmingham, Animal and Plant Health Agency.
Professor James L. N. Wood from University of Cambridge is featured as the best researcher in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 79. Ranking second in United Kingdom is Andrew A. Cunningham from Zoological Society of London with a D-index of 77. The third position in United Kingdom is occupied by Ilias Kyriazakis from Queen's University Belfast with a D-index of 75.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 69 in comparison to an average of 37 for all 157 researchers featured in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Animal Science and Veterinary for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 296 in comparison to an average of 135 for all 157 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scientists is 19180 against an average of 6006 for all 157 scientists.