The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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
only includes papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Animal Science and Veterinary research
Our best scholars ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scientists from the area of Animal Science and Veterinary, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 scientists identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Animal Science and Veterinary, as many as 40040 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is placed at 20 if most of their publications are in the area of Animal Science and Veterinary. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Since our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute tool to assess the work of scientists. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Animal Science and Veterinary
With 28 scientists South Africa ranks in spot 16 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in South Africa is University of Pretoria with 12 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Animal Science and Veterinary ranking. It is followed by University of Pretoria with 6 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of the Witwatersrand with 3 scientists.
Prominent researchers listed in South Africa are affiliated with University of Fort Hare, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Stellenbosch University, University of Pretoria, North-West University, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town, University of the Free State.
Professor Frans Jongejan from University of Pretoria is featured as the best scholar in South Africa in our ranking with a D-index of 70. Ranking on spot no. 2 in South Africa is Nigel C. Bennett from University of Pretoria with a D-index of 55. The third spot in South Africa is occupied by Maureen Coetzee from University of the Witwatersrand with a D-index of 49.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 32 in comparison to an average of 32 for all 28 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 231 against an average of 157 for all 28 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 4670 against an average of 4670 for all 28 researchers.