The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
field of Plant Science and Agronomy is based on data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the field of Plant Science and Agronomy, established by means of a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, as many as 5065 researchers were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Plant Science and Agronomy. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
Because our leading aim is to ensure that only actual scientists are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute tool to evaluate the work of scientists. This is why we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in our ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific field of study. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 74 scientists India ranks in spot 10 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in India is International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics with 10 researchers affiliated with it being listed in the Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by Banaras Hindu University with 9 scientists. Ranking thirds is International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics with 6 scientists.
Prominent scholars listed in India are representing Banaras Hindu University, National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Aligarh Muslim University, National Botanical Research Institute, University of Calcutta, Amity University, University of Hyderabad, Panjab University.
Professor Rajeev K. Varshney from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics is listed as the best researcher in India in our ranking with a D-index of 109. Ranking second in India is J. S. Singh from Banaras Hindu University with a D-index of 70. The third place in India is taken by Hari D. Upadhyaya from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics with a D-index of 68.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 89 in comparison to an average of 44 for all 74 scientists listed in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 677 in comparison to an average of 162 for all 74 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 32857 against an average of 8400 for all 74 researchers.