The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy relies os data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the field of Plant Science and Agronomy, based on a thorough examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, over 5066 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is set to 30 if most 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 selected discipline as well as 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 total number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Since our leading aim is to make sure that only actual scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a complete measure to evaluate the contributions of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scientists, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 40 scholars Switzerland ranks in spot 16 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in Switzerland is ETH Zurich with 14 scientists affiliated with it being present in Research.com Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by University of Basel with 8 researchers. Ranking thirds is ETH Zurich with 5 scientists.
Prominent researchers featured in Switzerland are associated with University of Neuchâtel, University of Zurich, University of Bern, Forschungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau, University of Basel, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, ETH Zurich, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Agroscope.
Professor Johan Six from ETH Zurich is highlighted as the best scientist in Switzerland in our ranking with a D-index of 119. Ranking second in Switzerland is Christian Körner from University of Basel with a D-index of 107. The third position in Switzerland is taken by Emmanuel Frossard from ETH Zurich with a D-index of 80.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 113 in comparison to an average of 53 for all 40 researchers featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 497 in comparison to an average of 167 for all 40 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 39364 against an average of 11972 for all 40 scientists.