Best Plant Science and Agronomy Scientists in South Korea

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best researchers in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy is based on data derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Plant Science and Agronomy research’s best researchers ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, created using a detailed study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, more than 5065 scientists were analysed.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be evaluated is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy. The approval factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification practices
As our main aim is to guarantee that only actual scholars are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a full tool to evaluate the output of scientists. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a scientist’s position in ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our goal
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and administrative bodies around the world to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 11 scientists South Korea ranks in spot 29 globally.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in South Korea is Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology with 2 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by Chungbuk National University with 2 researchers. Ranking thirds is Konkuk University with 2 researchers.

Prominent scholars present in South Korea are affiliated with Kyungpook National University, Chungbuk National University, Konkuk University, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsang National University, Sejong University, Seoul National University.

Professor In-Jung Lee from Kyungpook National University is highlighted as the best researcher in South Korea in our ranking with a D-index of 70. Ranking on spot no. 2 in South Korea is Kee-Yoeup Paek from Chungbuk National University with a D-index of 68. The third spot in South Korea is occupied by Ill-Min Chung from Konkuk University with a D-index of 63.

The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 45 in comparison to an average of 45 for all 11 scholars featured in our ranking.

The average number of publications within the field of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 389 against an average of 202 for all 11 researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 7996 against an average of 7996 for all 11 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.
301 World 1 National D-index 70 Citations 16,058 389
355 World 2 National D-index 68 Citations 13,341 293
461 World 3 National D-index 63 Citations 11,586 373
1257 World 5 National D-index 45 Citations 5,423 182
1431 World 6 National D-index 42 Citations 6,876 162
1902 World 7 National D-index 37 Citations 6,068 99
2180 World 8 National D-index 35 Citations 5,122 235
2338 World 9 National D-index 34 Citations 4,359 124
2573 World 11 National D-index 31 Citations 6,282 90

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