The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Earth Science is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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
takes into account only publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Earth Science research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the area of Earth Science, based on a meticulous study of 166,880 researchers determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Earth Science, as many as 7637 researchers were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Earth Science
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Earth Science. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars assessed for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Because our main goal is to ensure that only genuine scientists are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a full means to quantify the work of scholars. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a element defining a scholar’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire researchers, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Earth Science
With 2 scholars Colombia ranks in spot 42 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Colombia is Ecopetrol (Colombia) with 1 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Earth Science ranking. It is followed by National University of Colombia with 1 scientists.
Prominent researchers featured in Colombia are associated with Ecopetrol (Colombia), National University of Colombia.
Professor Andrés Mora from Ecopetrol (Colombia) is featured as the best scholar in Colombia in our ranking with a D-index of 39. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Colombia is Agustín Cardona from National University of Colombia with a D-index of 30.
The average D-index for the top 3% scientists is 34 in comparison to an average of 34 for all 2 scientists featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Earth Science for the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 135 against an average of 135 for all 2 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 5749 against an average of 5749 for all 2 scholars.