The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Physics is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Physics research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading scientists from the area of Physics, established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Physics, as many as 51178 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Physics
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is established at 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Physics. The acceptance criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Since our primary aim is to ensure that only actual researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a complete means to evaluate the output of scholars. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element defining a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A thorough definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Physics
With 5 scientists New Zealand ranks in spot 31 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in New Zealand is University of Canterbury with 1 scholars affiliated with it being features in the Physics ranking. It is followed by Victoria University of Wellington with 1 scientists. Ranking thirds is Massey University with 1 scientists.
Prominent scientists listed in New Zealand are representing University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland.
Professor S. Reucroft from University of Canterbury is highlighted as the best scientist in New Zealand in our ranking with a D-index of 112. Ranking on spot no. 2 in New Zealand is Matt Visser from Victoria University of Wellington with a D-index of 88. The third spot in New Zealand is taken by Peter Schwerdtfeger from Massey University with a D-index of 80.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 86 in comparison to an average of 86 for all 5 scholars included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Physics for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 291 against an average of 291 for all 5 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scientists is 26814 against an average of 26814 for all 5 scientists.