The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Environmental Sciences relies os data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Environmental Sciences research
Our best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scientists from the discipline of Environmental Sciences, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Environmental Sciences, more than 9206 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Environmental Sciences
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Environmental Sciences. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Because our primary goal is to ensure that only credible researchers are included in Research.com ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a complete means to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, companies and decision-makers worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Environmental Sciences
With 64 scholars Austria ranks in spot 19 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in Austria is International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with 20 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Environmental Sciences ranking. It is followed by TU Wien with 9 scientists. Ranking thirds is International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with 9 scientists.
Prominent scientists ranking in Austria are affiliated with University of Salzburg, TU Wien, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck Medical University, University of Graz, Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics, International Atomic Energy Agency, University of Vienna.
Professor Keywan Riahi from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is highlighted as the best researcher in Austria in our ranking with a D-index of 106. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Austria is Günter Blöschl from TU Wien with a D-index of 95. The third place in Austria is taken by Zbigniew Klimont from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with a D-index of 72.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 91 against an average of 43 for all 64 researchers included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Environmental Sciences for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 224 in comparison to an average of 124 for all 64 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 85138 against an average of 10943 for all 64 scholars.