The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Plant Science and Agronomy was created using data
consolidated 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
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, over 5065 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only actual scholars are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute tool to quantify the output of researchers. Because of that we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and decision-makers around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to give a way for the entire 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 Plant Science and Agronomy
With 52 scholars Brazil ranks in spot 13 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in Brazil is Universidade de São Paulo with 12 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation with 9 researchers. Ranking thirds is Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation with 5 scientists.
Prominent researchers listed in Brazil are affiliated with Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Universidade de São Paulo, University of Brasília, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, State University of Maringa, Sao Paulo State University, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Federal University of Lavras.
Professor Carlos Clemente Cerri from Universidade de São Paulo is featured as the best scholar in Brazil in our ranking with a D-index of 88. Ranking on the second place in Brazil is Mariangela Hungria from Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation with a D-index of 79. The third position in Brazil is taken by Segundo Urquiaga from Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation with a D-index of 66.
The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 71 against an average of 43 for all 52 scholars included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 363 in comparison to an average of 183 for all 52 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 20501 against an average of 7714 for all 52 scientists.