The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Animal Science and Veterinary is based on data
derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Animal Science and Veterinary research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary, based on a meticulous study of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Animal Science and Veterinary, over 40040 scientists were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist 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 scientists 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 scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Because our main goal is to guarantee that only genuine scientists are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the output of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index with the help of data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Animal Science and Veterinary
With 32 scholars New Zealand ranks in spot 15 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in New Zealand is Massey University with 19 scholars affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Animal Science and Veterinary ranking. It is followed by Massey University with 8 researchers. Ranking thirds is Massey University with 1 scientists.
Prominent scholars featured in New Zealand are representing University of Otago, Massey University, University of Auckland, AgResearch, Eastern Institute of Technology, Landcare Research, Lincoln University.
Professor Robert Poulin from University of Otago is featured as the best scholar in New Zealand in our ranking with a D-index of 102. Ranking on the second place in New Zealand is Velmurugu Ravindran from Massey University with a D-index of 72. The third place in New Zealand is taken by Nigel P. French from Massey University with a D-index of 67.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 87 against an average of 35 for all 32 scientists included in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Animal Science and Veterinary for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 445 in comparison to an average of 163 for all 32 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 23335 against an average of 6150 for all 32 researchers.