Best Animal Science and Veterinary Scientists in Lithuania

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best scientists in the arena of Animal Science and Veterinary was created using data combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Animal Science and Veterinary research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the field of Animal Science and Veterinary, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Animal Science and Veterinary, more than 40040 researchers were investigated.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be evaluated is placed at 20 if most of their publications are in the area of Animal Science and Veterinary. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification practices
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are listed in ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to quantify the output of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our mission is to motivate researchers, companies and politicians around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Animal Science and Veterinary
With 3 scientists Lithuania ranks in spot 38 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Lithuania is Nature Research Centre with 3 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Animal Science and Veterinary ranking.

Prominent scientists listed in Lithuania are representing Nature Research Centre.

Professor Gediminas Valkiūnas from Nature Research Centre is highlighted as the best scholar in Lithuania in our ranking with a D-index of 47. Ranking on the second place in Lithuania is Tatjana A. Iezhova from Nature Research Centre with a D-index of 35. The third position in Lithuania is taken by Vaidas Palinauskas from Nature Research Centre with a D-index of 32.

The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 38 against an average of 38 for all 3 scientists featured in our ranking.

The average number of published papers in the field of Animal Science and Veterinary for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 100 in comparison to an average of 100 for all 3 scientists.

The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 4787 against an average of 4787 for all 3 researchers.

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D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
362 World 1 National D-index 47 Citations 6,237 145
697 World 2 National D-index 35 Citations 4,433 91
927 World 3 National D-index 32 Citations 3,691 66

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