The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Plant Science and Agronomy relies os data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, created using a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Plant Science and Agronomy, more than 2580 researchers were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy. The inclusion factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering 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 leading scholars are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
As our main goal is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are listed in the ranking we realize that metrics are never meant to be a full means to quantify the output of researchers. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scholars, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 32 scientists Switzerland ranks in spot 16 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Switzerland is ETH Zurich with 11 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by University of Neuchâtel with 6 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Zurich with 5 scholars.
Prominent scholars listed in Switzerland are representing University of Neuchâtel, University of Zurich, Forschungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau, Agroscope, University of Geneva, University of Bern, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, University of Basel.
Professor Christian Körner from University of Basel is listed as the best scientist in Switzerland in our ranking with a D-index of 97. Ranking on the second place in Switzerland is Ted C. J. Turlings from University of Neuchâtel with a D-index of 72. The third place in Switzerland is taken by Marcel G. A. van der Heijden from University of Zurich with a D-index of 69.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 47 against an average of 47 for all 32 researchers included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 111 against an average of 111 for all 32 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scholars is 27900 against an average of 9231 for all 32 scientists.