Best Plant Science and Agronomy Scientists in Switzerland

The 2nd edition of 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.
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The scope of our Plant Science and Agronomy research’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 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 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 mission
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.
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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 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 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.

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D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
13 World 1 National D-index 119 Citations 63,996 497
29 World 2 National D-index 107 Citations 49,462 315
156 World 3 National D-index 80 Citations 19,292 434
162 World 4 National D-index 79 Citations 24,708 215
352 World 6 National D-index 68 Citations 13,749 166
376 World 7 National D-index 66 Citations 26,895 175
437 World 8 National D-index 64 Citations 13,370 300
509 World 9 National D-index 62 Citations 10,568 157
555 World 11 National D-index 60 Citations 18,466 281
599 World 12 National D-index 59 Citations 12,585 98
731 World 13 National D-index 56 Citations 12,313 189
774 World 14 National D-index 55 Citations 10,218 166
792 World 16 National D-index 55 Citations 8,319 189
1002 World 18 National D-index 50 Citations 7,219 66
1041 World 19 National D-index 49 Citations 8,218 212
1127 World 21 National D-index 47 Citations 7,779 179
1177 World 22 National D-index 46 Citations 7,904 106
1178 World 23 National D-index 46 Citations 7,882 165
1292 World 24 National D-index 44 Citations 7,594 159
1297 World 25 National D-index 44 Citations 7,315 102
1374 World 27 National D-index 43 Citations 6,414 102
1432 World 28 National D-index 42 Citations 6,826 86
1446 World 29 National D-index 42 Citations 6,170 144
1497 World 30 National D-index 41 Citations 7,800 120
1742 World 33 National D-index 39 Citations 4,994 105
2107 World 34 National D-index 36 Citations 4,090 156
2119 World 35 National D-index 35 Citations 8,112 132
2153 World 36 National D-index 35 Citations 5,772 54
2154 World 37 National D-index 35 Citations 5,750 134
2238 World 39 National D-index 35 Citations 3,923 136
2361 World 40 National D-index 34 Citations 3,654 66

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