Best Plant Science and Agronomy Scientists in Switzerland

The 1st edition of 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.
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The focus of our Plant Science and Agronomy research’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 goal
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.
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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.

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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.
22 World 1 National D-index 97 Citations 43,433 245
121 World 2 National D-index 72 Citations 23,291 169
150 World 3 National D-index 69 Citations 16,977 149
183 World 4 National D-index 66 Citations 13,079 195
201 World 5 National D-index 65 Citations 12,506 148
395 World 7 National D-index 56 Citations 9,849 188
439 World 8 National D-index 55 Citations 11,804 125
485 World 9 National D-index 54 Citations 7,135 136
498 World 10 National D-index 53 Citations 10,810 153
511 World 11 National D-index 53 Citations 7,852 168
528 World 12 National D-index 52 Citations 7,870 110
558 World 13 National D-index 51 Citations 10,140 78
680 World 15 National D-index 48 Citations 7,612 123
773 World 16 National D-index 45 Citations 6,207 60
783 World 17 National D-index 45 Citations 7,384 135
957 World 19 National D-index 41 Citations 6,624 121
972 World 20 National D-index 41 Citations 5,953 88
1007 World 21 National D-index 40 Citations 6,870 85
1048 World 22 National D-index 39 Citations 6,494 74
1142 World 24 National D-index 37 Citations 5,497 76
1329 World 25 National D-index 34 Citations 5,805 80
1368 World 26 National D-index 34 Citations 4,559 46
1433 World 27 National D-index 33 Citations 5,256 88
1712 World 30 National D-index 31 Citations 4,349 77
1945 World 32 National D-index 30 Citations 3,293 60

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