The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
arena of Plant Science and Agronomy was created using data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 06-12-2021. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
takes into account only papers and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The range of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, established by means of a detailed examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Plant Science and Agronomy, more than 2580 scientists were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification rules
As our leading aim is to ensure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scientist’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index using metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open 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 51 researchers Netherlands ranks in spot 11 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scientists in Netherlands is Wageningen University & Research with 29 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by Wageningen University & Research with 8 researchers. Ranking thirds is Wageningen University & Research with 3 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in Netherlands are affiliated with Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Leiden University, Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Shintō Labs, Wageningen University & Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Groningen.
Professor Pedro W. Crous from Utrecht University is featured as the best scientist in Netherlands in our ranking with a D-index of 121. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Netherlands is Ken E. Giller from Wageningen University & Research with a D-index of 105. The third position in Netherlands is taken by Marcel Dicke from Wageningen University & Research with a D-index of 97.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 107 in comparison to an average of 46 for all 51 scholars listed in the ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 687 in comparison to an average of 131 for all 51 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% researchers is 40729 against an average of 10281 for all 51 scholars.