Best Animal Science and Veterinary Scientists in South Africa

The 2nd edition of 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.
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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.

Our goal
Our mission is to inspire scholars, businessmen and politicians worldwide to examine where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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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.

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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.
74 World 1 National D-index 70 Citations 16,540 231
234 World 2 National D-index 55 Citations 10,467 399
330 World 3 National D-index 49 Citations 9,196 163
458 World 4 National D-index 42 Citations 5,592 216
519 World 5 National D-index 39 Citations 9,624 281
565 World 6 National D-index 38 Citations 5,629 134
666 World 7 National D-index 35 Citations 6,193 208
791 World 8 National D-index 33 Citations 5,075 221
846 World 9 National D-index 33 Citations 3,813 97
884 World 10 National D-index 32 Citations 4,573 197
1000 World 11 National D-index 31 Citations 4,193 192
1089 World 12 National D-index 30 Citations 3,993 124
1198 World 13 National D-index 29 Citations 3,684 128
1334 World 14 National D-index 28 Citations 3,247 266
1375 World 15 National D-index 28 Citations 2,879 115
1400 World 16 National D-index 28 Citations 2,549 85
1488 World 17 National D-index 27 Citations 2,791 122
1600 World 18 National D-index 26 Citations 2,888 194
1615 World 19 National D-index 26 Citations 2,745 122
1629 World 20 National D-index 26 Citations 2,565 77
1670 World 21 National D-index 26 Citations 2,112 100
1749 World 22 National D-index 25 Citations 2,438 122
1788 World 23 National D-index 25 Citations 2,192 80
1821 World 24 National D-index 24 Citations 3,999 147
1823 World 25 National D-index 24 Citations 3,655 65
1826 World 26 National D-index 24 Citations 3,354 75
1953 World 27 National D-index 23 Citations 2,595 141
1972 World 28 National D-index 23 Citations 2,188 95

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