The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Animal Science and Veterinary is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Animal Science and Veterinary research
Our best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scholars from the area of Animal Science and Veterinary, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Animal Science and Veterinary, as many as 40040 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be evaluated is established at 20 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Animal Science and Veterinary. The inclusion requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are incorporated into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Because our main mission is to guarantee that only actual researchers are included in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be a full measure to assess the work of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Animal Science and Veterinary
With 98 scientists Italy ranks in spot 7 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Italy is University of Padua with 12 scholars affiliated with it being listed in the Animal Science and Veterinary ranking. It is followed by Istituto Superiore di Sanità with 10 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Bari Aldo Moro with 8 scholars.
Prominent scholars featured in Italy are representing University of Bari Aldo Moro, University of Teramo, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, University of Naples Federico II, University of Turin, University of Padua, University of Catania, University of Perugia, Sapienza University of Rome, University of Bologna.
Professor Domenico Otranto from University of Bari Aldo Moro is listed as the best scientist in Italy in our ranking with a D-index of 84. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Italy is Edoardo Pozio from Istituto Superiore di Sanità with a D-index of 79. The third place in Italy is taken by Vito Martella from University of Bari Aldo Moro with a D-index of 77.
The average D-index for the top 10% researchers is 65 against an average of 33 for all 98 researchers listed in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 330 in comparison to an average of 153 for all 98 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 23403 against an average of 4936 for all 98 scientists.