The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Plant Science and Agronomy was created using data
consolidated from multiple 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
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, over 5065 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Plant Science and Agronomy. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the selected area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only actual scientists are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute measure to evaluate the work of researchers. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 99 scientists Italy ranks in spot 9 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Italy is National Research Council (CNR) with 12 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by University of Turin with 11 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Naples Federico II with 9 researchers.
Prominent researchers ranking in Italy are associated with University of Verona, Tuscia University, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, University of Bologna, University of Camerino, University of Pisa, University of Padua, University of Naples Federico II, Navdanya International, University of Siena.
Professor Roberto Bassi from University of Verona is featured as the best scientist in Italy in our ranking with a D-index of 93. Ranking second in Italy is Paola Bonfante from University of Turin with a D-index of 93. The third position in Italy is occupied by Francesco Loreto from University of Naples Federico II with a D-index of 86.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 85 in comparison to an average of 44 for all 99 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 292 against an average of 191 for all 99 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 25742 against an average of 8293 for all 99 scholars.