The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Plant Science and Agronomy is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating 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
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scholars determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, more than 5065 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be examined is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Since our primary mission is to guarantee that only actual scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a complete means to assess the output of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A thorough overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 140 scientists Canada ranks in spot 6 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Canada is Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada with 35 researchers affiliated with it being features in our Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada with 13 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of British Columbia with 11 researchers.
Prominent scientists ranking in Canada are associated with University of British Columbia, University of Quebec at Montreal, McGill University, University of Lethbridge, University of Western Ontario, Université Laval, University of Toronto, University of Guelph, Hatch (Canada), University of Alberta.
Professor Leon V. Kochian from University of Saskatchewan is featured as the best scholar in Canada in our ranking with a D-index of 107. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Canada is Denis A. Angers from Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada with a D-index of 87. The third position in Canada is occupied by Jörg Bohlmann from University of British Columbia with a D-index of 81.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 82 against an average of 47 for all 140 scholars listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 218 against an average of 148 for all 140 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 21046 against an average of 9165 for all 140 scientists.