The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
field of Plant Science and Agronomy was created using data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading researchers from the field of Plant Science and Agronomy, based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, as many as 5066 scholars were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline 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, proportion of the publications made within the specific discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scholars are added into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our leading mission is to guarantee that only actual scholars are listed in our ranking we believe that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute means to evaluate the output of scholars. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 3 researchers Russia ranks in spot 45 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Russia is Lomonosov Moscow State University with 2 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by Lomonosov Moscow State University with 1 scholars.
Prominent scientists featured in Russia are associated with Russian Academy of Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Professor Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev from Russian Academy of Sciences is featured as the best researcher in Russia in our ranking with a D-index of 64. Ranking on spot no. 2 in Russia is Mark N. Merzlyak from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a D-index of 41. The third spot in Russia is occupied by Alexei Solovchenko from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a D-index of 36.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 47 against an average of 47 for all 3 scientists listed in the ranking.
The average number of publications within the area of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 158 against an average of 158 for all 3 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 13467 against an average of 13467 for all 3 scientists.