The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Earth Science relies os 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
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Earth Science research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scientists from the discipline of Earth Science, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Earth Science, as many as 7636 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Earth Science
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Earth Science. The inclusion requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible scholars are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to assess the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Earth Science
With 2 scholars Malaysia ranks in spot 41 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Malaysia is Universiti Malaysia Terengganu with 1 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Earth Science ranking. It is followed by University of Malaya with 1 scientists.
Prominent researchers present in Malaysia are associated with Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, University of Malaya.
Professor Amin Beiranvand Pour from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu is listed as the best scholar in Malaysia in our ranking with a D-index of 33. Ranking second in Malaysia is Wan Hasiah Abdullah from University of Malaya with a D-index of 32.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 32 against an average of 32 for all 2 researchers listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Earth Science for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 160 against an average of 160 for all 2 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 3310 against an average of 3310 for all 2 scientists.