The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Plant Science and Agronomy is based on data
derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Plant Science and Agronomy research
Our best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, based on a detailed study of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Plant Science and Agronomy, over 5065 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Plant Science and Agronomy
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is established 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 researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification practices
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only genuine scientists are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a full measure to assess the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scholar’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Plant Science and Agronomy
With 709 scientists United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in United States is Agricultural Research Service with 96 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Plant Science and Agronomy ranking. It is followed by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 44 researchers. Ranking thirds is University of Utah with 37 researchers.
Prominent scientists featured in United States are affiliated with The Ohio State University, Stanford University, Oregon State University, Northern Arizona University, Carnegie Institution for Science, University of Utah, Michigan State University, Duke University, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Professor Rattan Lal from The Ohio State University is highlighted as the best scholar in United States in our ranking with a D-index of 168. Ranking on the second place in United States is Stephen P. Long from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a D-index of 118. The third place in United States is taken by James R. Ehleringer from University of Utah with a D-index of 118.
The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 103 against an average of 49 for all 709 scientists featured in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy for the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 349 against an average of 151 for all 709 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 31878 against an average of 11326 for all 709 scientists.